A smoldering voice, a band that defies labels, and two gigs that will leave you transformed.
In 2004, Zulya and the band, The Children of the Underground, took Australian audiences by storm, re-configuring the way world and folk music is
perceived by the release of their first album, “The Waltz of Emptiness and Other Songs on Russian Themes.”
ARIA award-winning Zulya and The Children of the Underground is by far one of the most intriguing and unique acts in Australia, and perhaps the world. They perform exquisite original music loosely inspired by Zulya’s Tatar and Russian roots. Zulya’s music defies being labeled, but has been described as “Kurt Weillish, Euro-Cabaret jazz [collides with] lullabies constructed to tear your heart out.”
Nearly ten years after their formation the ensemble is placed firmly at the crossroad of restlessness and the sublime. The result; a transformative concert music that is haunting and nuanced. Their most recent album, “Tales of Subliming” is a rich tribute to the group’s continued search for the elusive connection between ensemble, composition, and performance.
Swinging like a Bolshevik Marlene Dietrich, Zulya and her Underground friends are able to strike a deft balance between melancholic sadness and the unbridled joy that’s never too far away.
Zulya and the Children of the Underground play Bennetts Lane in a special two night season – two albums, Saturday, The Waltz of Emptiness, and Sunday, Tales of Subliming.
$25 General Entry
$20 Concession Entry