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Adam Hall leads the Cuban Young Guns on a musical tour of Cuba in Havana Nights. Photo by Maree Laffan Seven men in black suits and ties playing musical instruments including trumpet, trombone, saxophone, drums and double bass, are performing on a brightly lit stage. Seven men in black suits and ties playing musical instruments including trumpet, trombone, saxophone, drums and double bass, are performing on a brightly lit stage. Havana Nights – ready to rumba
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Havana Nights – ready to rumba

15 January 2022

The State Theatre Centre takes on a Latin party vibe for Havana Nights and Tiffany Ha finds herself caught up in the rhythm.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
six musicians sit on a lounge holding their instruments Live local music is always a plus
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Live local music is always a plus

12 August 2021

How about fun, fresh and diverse live music as the perfect antidote for a dreary Tuesday night? Tiffany Ha reviews Wind Quintet Plus.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Musical magic triumphs over COVID threat
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Musical magic triumphs over COVID threat

13 July 2021

Kate Pass devoted months of effort and love to her ‘Far East Suite’, a stunning blend of traditional Persian music and Western jazz. Tiffany Ha counts herself lucky to witness it.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
eiht musicians line up across the staged, dressed in black with an assortment of black headpieces, while audience members watch from the floor and galleries Freakish new album sets audience buzzing
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Freakish new album sets audience buzzing

15 April 2021

Nika Mo’s ambitious new freak-folk album is an extraordinary offering, writes Tiffany Ha after witnessing the launch as part of Audible Edge Festival.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A woman with short dark hair holds mallets in her hand as she plays toms and a marimba, behind her is the back of the conductor as he faces the orchestra Heroic women in hefty concert
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Heroic women in hefty concert

12 April 2021

Wonder woman Claire Edwardes was the star of the night with a monumental performance with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. And Tiffany Ha says there’s room for plenty more classical music heroines.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A group of string players under the spotlight on a wooden stage, in a darkened auditorium Exquisite and unsettling sounds
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Exquisite and unsettling sounds

18 March 2021

A rock star clarinet player and a dystopian modern work were the stand out moments of Cygnus Arioso’s concert, says Tiffany Ha.

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
seven musicains and singers in costume lean against the tray of a spotlit Bedford truck Opera essentials from the back of a truck
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Opera essentials from the back of a truck

10 August 2020

“At a time when we can only dream of overseas holidays, Freeze Frame Opera reminds us that art, music, memory and culture keep us connected,” says Tiffany Ha. “You won’t even need to change out of the sweats and Ugg boots you’ve been wearing the past five months.”

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Beauty and bewilderment
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Beauty and bewilderment

25 February 2020

Tiffany Ha praises Hansel and Gretel, despite some questionable production aspects.

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio