Agnikana's Group is coming to Melbourne and performing a FREE concert at the Good Shepherd Chapel at Abbotsford Convent on Thursday 3rd November 2022, 7.30 pm. Reserve your ticket here.
Agnikana's Group is predominantly a Czech ensemble. They have recently finished performing to capacity venues in Bulgaria and are now set to tour Australia and New Zealand this spring. The female members play a whole range of instruments, including harmonium, guitar and flute, santur, udu, glockenspiel and dulcimer and sing in English and Bengali.
The group was founded by Zlin musician Agnikana Senkyrova in 1997 and their music has been described as soulful and ethereal - mixing angelic voices with their acoustic instrumental arrangements. It is worth having a listen to them online if you need some uplifting in the day. "While singing," Agnikana said, "we attempt to create and maintain an atmosphere of harmony, peace, purity and soulfulness so that the listener can draw on as many meditative qualities from the songs as possible and at the same time, appreciate the melodies."
While Agnikana hails from the Czech Republic, her group members come from Slovakia, Canada, Austria and Switzerland. "What brings us together and gives us inspiration and strength is not just the music itself, but the pursuit of truth through meditation. And this meditation is an integral part of our lives." Relatedly the musicians have all learnt meditation from Indian teacher Sri Chinmoy and the all-female ensemble is entirely devoted to performing his music, drawing on the 16,000 songs he composed. "Music is the universal language" he once said. "We do not have to learn any particular language to communicate with others if we can play soulful music. Soulful music is next to meditation, and it carries the beauty and fragrance of silence ..."
Their love of music has taken Agnikana's Group across the globe, including Iceland, Mongolia, Korea, Vietnam, Italy and France to name a few. In the 25 years they have been together, they have released four CDs and completed numerous concerts (which are always free to attend). They perform because of the peace they feel when doing so and its ability to impart the same feeling to the audience "Our first concert took place in June 1997 and since then we have offered over 200 public performances throughout Europe, Asia and Northern America," said Agnikana.
This is their second tour of Australia, last visiting in 2015. "We really found Australia magic," Agnikana said. "Each concert is special, and Australia and New Zealand are places we have always wanted to come back to."
Secure your tickets to Agnikana's Group FREE Melbourne Concert at www.eventbrite.com/e/music-for-inner-peace-agnikanas-group-free-melbourne-concert-tickets-417376192427 Early bookings are advised as places are limited.
Early bookings are advised as places are limited.
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