April 15, 2018, 2:00 pm

Blue Mountains Theatre

Bronwyn Kirkpatrick – shakuhachi
Colin Berryman – sitar
Special guest Dominic Hanly – percussion

Bronwyn Kirkpatrick and Colin Berryman have combined their considerable talents for this captivating Sunday afternoon concert.  Colin was a disciple of the late Pandit Ashok Roy; while Bronwyn is an award-winning Master of the Shakuhachi, studying with Riley Lee in Australia and later with shakuhachi masters in Japan.  Both regularly perform in cross-cultural collaborations, Colin in Eric Whitacre’s Winter, and projects such as The Firebird, Intertwine, D’yari (Kurdish);  while Bronwyn with the Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Sydney Dance Company and TaikOz.

Grounded in traditional Japanese and Indian melodies and rhythms, ZenRasa seeks to awaken and liberate. “Rasa” is that power in music to evoke an emotion,
to transport the listener to another place or time, while the traditional music of the shakuhachi is a meditation practice in Japanese “Zen” Buddhism.

For this special debut performance of ZenRasa, Bronwyn and Colin are joined by Dominic Hanly, the most exciting young percussionist to emerge from the renowned Blue Mountains’ Hands Heart and Feet Drumming and Dance troupe.  Performing with the  troupe for over ten years, and under the guidance of West African master drummer Sibo Bangoura, Dom has developed virtuosity and flair grounded in African rhythmic discipline.

Together, ZenRasa create an eclectic instrumental fusion that promises to be fascinating, joyous and uplifting.


Sunday 15 April, 2pm
Tickets: Adult $28, Concession $25

A one off Booking fee of $3.30 (for service and handling) applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, on 4723 5050 or online.