Poet John Passant, currently receiving treatment for cancer, has collaborated with acclaimed singer/songwriter Milena Cifali who has set John’s poetry to music. The poems are from John’s published volume Whose Broken Is This (Ginninderra Press 2018) .
Canberra-based John is a poet, journalist, member of Canberra Press Gallery for Independent Australia, and retired senior tax officer. The hauntingly beautiful songs are performed by duo The Awesome (Milena guitar/vocals, Jim Horvath bass /percussion), and guest musicians. Hailing from Mallacoota, The Awesome are self-described ‘musical gypsies’ performing constantly around the country.
Classically-trained Milena, a guitarist of rare talent, enchants audiences with her intricate style fusing elements of John Butler, Rodriguez and Michael Hedges. Jim Horvath, playing distinctive upright bass, is also a talented percussionist with a flair for African/Latin rhythms, having learnt his craft from the legendary Stui Spears of Max Merritt and the Meteors. Other artists on the recording are award-winning Dorothy DJ Gosper, and Tony Hunter (mandolin) from Canberra.
Milena is honoured to have been selected to craft the poems into songs, saying: “John’s poetry is a vital body of work for Australian poetry. The poems stir the dust in your soul, remaining there long after the dust has settled”.
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|Number Of People In Act||6 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||VIC|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Mallacoota|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Whose Broken Is This|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Milena Cifali|
|Media Servicing Date||2019-05-29|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.the-awesome.com|
|Artist Social Network Page||http://www.facebook.com/theawesomeduo|
|Online Store Page 1||https://theawesome.hearnow.com/|
|Online Store Page 2|
|Content Provider||Amrap Unsigned|