The wonderful Bela Fleck’s African Project featuring Oumou Sangar, in the country for Bluesfest over Easter 2010, will play a theatre sideshow at Hamer Hall on Thursday 8th April.
New York City native Bela Fleck is regularly considered the premier banjo player in the world. He made a name for himself on countless solo and ensemble projects as a virtuoso instrumentalist unbounded by genre. The man has won eleven Grammy awards and has received 25 nominations in more diverse categories than any other musician in history. His latest album, Throw Down Your Heart is a companion to the award-winning documentary of the same name, which premiered in 2009. Motivated by a deep love of African music, the film follows Bela on a boundary-breaking musical adventure to explore the little-known African roots of the banjo and record an album.
Bela Fleck plays:
- the Arts Centre, Melbourne on 8th April 2010
- the Sydney Opera House on 6th April 2010