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Take a step away from the everyday and contemplate our place in the universe to the sounds of some of Australia’s most diverse musicians, storytellers and composers.

World music favourites MZAZA have collaborated with some of Australia’s leading theatre makers to create the theatrical musical experience The Birth and Death of Stars. Based on the album of the same name, the show draws inspiration from history’s philosophers and astronomers, leading us on a surreal voyage through the ether to explore what links us to each other and the world around us.

A combination of music and theatre, the show is brought to the stage by a powerful collaboration of creative minds featuring director Benjamin Knapton, writer Pauline Maudy, Finnish animator Laura Matikainen and design consultant Alison Ross. The result is a poetic, moving and humorous night of music under the stars.

  • A sizzling sextet of sound-sorcerers... a magic carpet ride spanning musical and poetic traditions.

    Weekend Notes
  • A rich blend of something delicious and exotic.

    Australian Arts Review
  • Writer & Creative Producer Pauline Maudy

  • Director Benjamin Knapton

  • Producer & Community Engagement Greta Kelly

  • Audio Visual Designer Laura Matikainen

  • Production Designer Alison Ross

  • Performers

  • Lead vocals Pauline Maudy

  • Violin, shah kaman, backing vocals Greta Kelly

  • Accordion, backing vocals Ricardo Bona

  • Acoustic Guitar, backing vocals John Robertson

  • Double bass, backing vocals Goran Gajic

  • Darabuka, cajon, tappan Malindi Morris

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