Chaika

Chaika

Melding the earthiness of folk, dexterity of jazz and the craft of classical, Chaika’s vast influences create superb genre-blending vocal and instrumental music that transcends labels.

ARIA nominated, described as “spine-tingling” (Rhythms) and “extraordinary” (Fine Music FM), the sextet create a multi-faceted kaleidoscope of sounds – a true culmination of compositional, arranging and improvising prowess, performed with stunning attention to detail.

Chaika brings together the musical talents of Susie Bishop (violin, guitar, vocals), Laura Altman (clarinet, vocals), Emily-Rose Sarkova (accordion, piano, vocals), Laura Bishop (percussion, piano, accordion, vocals), Johan Delin (double bass, vocals) and Rendra Freestone (percussion, guitar, vocals).

At home wherever appreciative ears assemble – from roots and folk festivals to the world-class environs of recital halls – Chaika surprise, thrill and move the unsuspecting listener in a manner simply referred to by The Australian as “enchanting.”

We are excited to welcome Chaika, a wonderful Sydney-based ensemble, to Tasmania for an intimate acoustic concert at Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat, supported by special guests from Dreamfarm’s Autumn Creative Residency.

Chaika website

Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat