Zulya and Friends

Imagine the glottal stops and strange consonant combinations of the Tatar language set to exotic tones and rhythms of African instruments. Think of songs of love, yearning and just plain fun played by a group of innovative musicians and you have something of the unique sounds of Zulya and Friends.
Zulya, a young migrant from Tatarstan in the Russian Federation, came to live in Hobart where she teamed up with local musician and instrument maker Martin Tucker. The program takes us to a gig in a Hobart venue, where Zulya, Martin and their friends perform the songs that reflect Zulya's new life in Australia, and how she tries to reconcile that with her yearning for home in Tatarstan. Above all we hear some of the beautiful and soulful music which has come out of the mix of cultures that is increasingly part of the Australian experience.
Suitable for Music and Performing Arts studies and general interest.

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27 mins
Series Episode
Standard $88
Schools $66

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