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Bursting with sheer talent and sophisticated musicality, Jadida pulls together the strands of different cultures into a unique sound that is heavily grounded in North African, Middle Eastern and Bollywood influences. Their live performances are a funky celebration of music and dance, enhanced by dancer extraordinaire Josie Palermo.

Below is an audio sample from their most recent EP “from Mumbai to Marrakesh” recorded live last year.

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Jadida has performed at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne, and a string of festivals including Apollo Bay Music Festival, Globe to Globe and Rhythms of Africa at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Paul Holleman, Beulah Joseph and Phil Gunter took few years off to do further study overseas and work on different projects. Paul performed with Afro Mandinko over that period. Jadida reformed again recently with new members Jerome Holleman on drums and Phil McGowan on bass, and have kicked off with gigs at festivals and stages around Victoria. Last year they recorded a new EP, “From Mumbai to Marrakesh”.

Jadida are Phil Gunter oud/percussion, Phil McGowan bass, Paul Holleman saxes/percussion, Jerome Holleman drums, Beulah Joseph vocals, Andrew Kuhlmann percussion and Josie Palermo dance.

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