This National cross-cultural ensemble, formed by Linsey under the
auspices of the Brisbane Ethnic Music and Arts Centre (BEMAC),
represented a gathering of some of Australia’s most uniquely
talented artists. Slivanje (meaning “meeting of waters” in
Macedonian) created new Australian music based on the traditions
that each musician brought to the group, ranging from Macedonian,
African and Latin American, to Indian and Japanese folk and
classical. Slivanje was: Linsey Pollak – bagpipes, clarinet,
saxophones, wind and percussion instruments; Hernan Flores – vocals,
guitar, Latin string and wind instruments, hand percussion; Blair
Greenberg – percussion; Dorinda Hafner – vocals, hand percussion,
dance; Satsuki Odamura – Japanese koto; Ashok Roy – Indian sarod.
They were one of the earlier experimenters in Cross Cultural
music in Australia and performed at the first WOMADELAIDE Festival
and released the cd “Where Waters meet”.