Pass It On, live at the Time Does Not Reverse EP launch show at The Ellington Jazz Club.
Photos from the “Songs of Oneness” concert at Hyde Park. Photo credit Rohan Golestani.
Songs of Oneness is a free, all ages concert, celebrating the 200th birthday of Bahá’u’lláh. Shameem will be presenting a smorgasbord of mostly original music, accompanied her exceptional live band, on the theme of “the oneness of humanity”. Bring a picnic, enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Hyde Park, and be inspired by uplifting words of hope, soaring soulful melodies, and infectious beats.
“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.” – Bahá’u’lláh
Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892) was born into a noble family in Persia, but abandoned political prestige in order to tend to the poor and oppressed. The rapid spread of His progressive spiritual and social teachings lead Him to suffer 40 years of imprisonment, torture and exile at the hands of the Persian and Ottoman governments. He now inspires the efforts of millions of people who derive from His teachings inner strength and spiritual direction for their lives, as well as practical solutions to contemporary challenges facing the world.
Whenever I can, I get myself down to the monthly Colab jam session… on a Sunday night at the Moon Café, Perth MCs take turns getting up and doing fully improvised freestyling, with a live band providing the grooves. Here’s a little sample of the last song at night’s session, with yours truly on the vocals.
Some snaps from the support gig that I did for Chris Sebastian on his Runaway tour, at Downstairs at The Maj.
Shameem will be performing at her favourite hometown venue, The Ellington Jazz Club, on Sunday 8 January. An early evening show starting at 6:00pm, it’s a good occasion to cool off on a hot summer’s day with The Ellington’s tapas menu, while enjoying the smooth grooves of Shameem’s full live band. They will be playing a mix of your favourite songs from Shameem’s three studio recordings, some brand new original material, and a cheeky cover or two thrown in for good measure. Tickets are now available here.