Chaika @ The Newsagency


@ The Newsagency, 74-76 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Annandale, NSW

Tickets: $20/$10 online or $25/15 door (cash/Paypal available)

More information: 0450 904 668 or email

Fresh from their City Recital Hall debut, Sydney sextet Chaika – described as “spine-tingling” (Rhythms) and “extraordinary” (Fine Music FM) – create worldly rhythmic textures inspired by Balkan vibrancy, Turkish markets, Celtic stories, and Eastern Europe’s stunning landscapes. Employing ethereal harmonies (in several languages), myriad instruments and a dynamic ability for discovery, Chaika re-imagines exuberant music from disparate lands with jazz-like dexterity. Currently working on their third LP – an almost entirely original suite of work – Chaika’s members have written for and performed with truly diverse roster, from The Song Company to the Brandenburg Orchestra to the London Bulgarian Choir, on stages all over the world. At home wherever appreciative ears assemble – from boutique folk festivals to the world-class environs of Sydney’s City Recital Hall – Chaika surprise, thrill and move the unsuspecting listener. Decidedly “outside the norm” (Timber & Steel) Chaika traverse another age, journeying an unidentifiable era and landscape, in a manner simply referred to by The Australian as “enchanting.”