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Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review

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Vocal Quintet Coco’s Lunch Have “Other Plans” In Mind – Adelaide Cabaret Festival Review

Michael Coghlan

Space Theatre, Wed 10 Jun

It took about thirty seconds for me to be swaying in my seat to the vocal sounds of Lisa Young, the group’s resident expert on the music of South India. If you’ve ever heard a Tabla player and a classical Indian singer engaged in the routine of singer imitating drum, you’ll have a fair idea of what the voices are doing in this kind of music. It’s a language of beat and nuance where the voice mimics percussive sounds. Coco’s Lunch layer their own arrangements over this rhythmic language to create a delightful effect.

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