Poetica Petit #2 – feat: Magdalena Ball + Nadav Kahn

After an incredible launch – we are back for more! Join us for another intimate night of poetry and music at the beautiful Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf.

Tickets here

Featuring poet:

Magdalena Ball is a novelist, poet, reviewer, interviewer, and is Managing Editor of Compulsive Reader. She is the author of several novels and poetry books, the most recent of which, The Density of Compact Bone, was published in 2021 by Ginninderra Press. She runs a podcast of writer interviews, is a regular host at several writers’ festivals, and is currently working on a new biographical poetry book due out in late 2022 by Puncher & Wattmann. Find out more about Magdalena at http://www.magdalenaball.com


Nadav Kahn is an Israeli born singer-songwriter based in Sydney, Australia. His musical pallet was forged from a devotion to folk, pop and experimental soundscapes. He burst into the music scene with his indie band Gelbison, which was almost instantly signed to major label Virgin/EMI, recording 3 albums and touring the world with acts such as Beck, Gomez and Wilco. Nadav has released over 12 albums to date, travelling the globe in a number of bands and as a solo artist, cantor and kirtan singer. Most recently, Nadav’s new band Air Land Sea released their lush psych folk infused self-titled debut.

Over the past 15 years Nadav has spent extensive time in India discovering and studying the mystical powers of Vedic chants and mantra, as well as delving into the study of Kabbalah and sacred prayers in his native tongue, Hebrew. He became deeply inspired by the transformative power of music and the use of specific sounds to enhance meditation and the path of self-discovery. These explorations shaped and influenced the making of Nadav’s albums – ‘OM’- a Sanskrit mantra album, ‘Lev Shalem’ (whole heart)- a Kabbalah inspired album of prayers, and ‘Pop Sutras’- a re-interpretation of pop songs as sacred hymns.


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