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Grand Union Orchestra

Grand Union OrchestraFrom England, Australia

"...there were South Indian ragas, Venezuelan melodies, West African rhythms and Bhangra brass grooves in strikingly effective combinations " The Age

The haunting sounds of the Andes and Southern India colliding with dance rhythms from the Caribbean and South African townships. Brassy Latin-American street music mixing it with ancient ragas and ancestral singing. Bhangra and African drumming going head-to-head with stunning jazz improvisation. These are the rich and eclectic sounds of Grand Union's trademark musical mix, performed by a dazzling line-up of authentic exponents of these musical styles. Tony Haynes – director of the London-based Grand Union Orchestra – has assembled a remarkable collection of local musicians to take you on a magical mystery-tour powered by music of the world.

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Date: 19 March
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Garden Stage

Date: 21 March
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Soundshell

Date: 26 March
Location: Bendigo
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