The Birth and Death of Stars : MZAZA

“...a world where the past is ever-present and music knows no borders. FOUR STARS”

– The Courier Mail

City Hall
28 Sep

World music favourites MZAZA bring you The Birth and Death of Stars, a surreal voyage exploring what links us to one another and the world around us.


  • Standard $49
  • Concession $39
  • Children $39

    Sat 28 Sep 7:30pm - 8:45pm
  • Dates

    Sat 28 Sep 7:30pm - 8:45pm


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This breathtaking show is poised to break boundaries and plunge New Annual audiences into an unparalleled fusion of music, history and culture. MZAZA, celebrated for their mesmerizing vocals in three languages, electrifying live music and innovative collage animation, invites you to embark on an awe inspiring cosmic voyage to explore what links us to each other and the world around us.

Blurring the boundaries between music and theatre, this production is a testament to the boundless creativity forged by director Benjamin Knapton, Finnish animator Laura Matikainen, the ingenious writer Pauline Maudy and the visionary designer Alison Ross, who skillfully merge the show’s award-winning soundtrack into a thrilling display of lights, projections and captivating performance.

Guided by enchanting French vocalist Pauline, a remarkable ensemble of musicians and songwriters hailing from diverse corners of the globe will ensnare your senses with their spellbinding performances. Brace yourself for an exquisite fusion of vocal harmonies, accordion, violin, shah kaman, percussion, double bass and guitar.

Contemplate your place in the universe as the sounds of some of Australia’s most diverse musicians & songwriters transport you to another time & place.

75 minutes

Haze and lighting effects.

Wheelchair access, visual performance. 

Director: Benjamin Knapton
AV designer: Laura Matikainen
Designer: Alison Ross
Sound engineer: Marco Foxlee
Production manager & AV system design and LX operator: Freddy Komp
Lead vocals, writer, creative producer: Pauline Maudy
Violin, shah kaman, backing vox, producer, community engagement coordinator : Greta Kelly
Accordion, backing vox: Ricardo Bona
Accoustic Guitar, backing vox: John Robertson
Double bass, backing vox: Goran Gajic
Darabuka, cajon & tappan: Malindi Morris

Instagram: @MZAZAmusic


Funded by Creative Australia