Yalla

An exciting six piece band from Melbourne, Yalla brings the traditional music and dance of the Middle East to life with their own East meets West flavour. They have performed for 20 years in all major festivals around Australia. They are a spicy mix of quarter-tone accordion, oud, ney, percussion, violin and mesmerising dance. With Phil Carroll on the quartertone accordion, mizmar (arabic oboe) , ney (arabic flute) and vocals. Maria Sangiorgi dancer, percussion and vocals and Phil Gunter on oud (lute), Andrew Kuhlmann on percussion (tabul,darrabukas,reqs,dufs etc)
Yalla! performs on the concert stage and as an acoustic roving show weaving through the crowd.