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CHERRY, CHERRY
 
WITH NEDA RAHMANI

SATURDAY 29 JANUARY 1PM (LUNCH)
 

PHOENIX
 
WITH WANG ZHENG-TING

SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY 1PM (LUNCH)
 

HERE COMES 2022! 

Dining Room Tales returns for another year, arriving at Mount Elephant for two very intimate performances of Cherry, Cherry and Phoenix. Featuring Persian-Mauritian-Australian drummer and songstress Neda Rahmani (Cherry, Cherry) and Chinese-Australian musician and composer Wang Zheng-Ting (Phoenix).

Join us for two very special performances of food, music and storytelling, in the shadow of beautiful Mount Elephant on Victoria's western plains.


Tickets: $60 via trybooking
(All proceeds to NAIDOC Week activities at Mount Elephant)

Location: Mount Elephant Visitor Centre
(Hamilton Hwy, Derrinallum, VIC 3325)

Duration: 2.5hrs approx

Coming from afar?
Spend the weekend in the district, and see both shows:
AirBNB * stayz * campingetc * town info
 
*Performances will take place  in accordance with up-to-date COVID-safe guidelines. Proof of vaccination is mandatory.

*Derrinallum is approx 70 mins by car from Geelong and Warrnambool, 60 mins from Ballarat, 30 mins from Camperdown, and 120 mins from central Melbourne.

CHERRY, CHERRY

Born in Tehran to a Persian father and Mauritian mother, Neda Rahmani arrived in Australia a two-year- old refugee. Over twenty years, she has established herself as the quintessential self-made Aussie musician, and bedrock advocate of her community. Home-cooked in a kitchen of song, drums, dance and storytelling, ‘Cherry, Cherry’ is Neda’s unique tale of generosity and loss, of adventure, art, and the making of home. A performance experience like no other. Come share a meal with Neda.

Stories and food by Neda Rahmani
Text by Xan Colman
Performed by Neda Rahmani with Xan Colman and Marrs Coiro
Concept and direction: Xan Colman

PHOENIX

Originally from Shanghai, Wang Zheng-Ting is a master of the traditional Chinese instrument, the Sheng. Thought to be the inspiration for the western piano accordion, this 'Chinese mouth organ' is a true musical phoenix. Join Ting for an evening of storytelling, magical music, and delicious food from Shanghai to Sichuan.

A very personal look at three decades building a new life of music in Australia.

Stories, food and performance by Wang Zheng-Ting

Concept and direction: Xan Colman

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