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You ready to go to Mesopotamia?

Come down to 24 Moons tomorrow night!




The first round of Emergenza is just around the corner! How you guys feeling, you ready?
 
Anxious, excited, butterfly feelings in our stomach, You name it! but that's just what we've experienced at every single performance, be it from being on a small stage to performing at Theatres. Yes, Melbourne Town Hall. Just like other performance, we've always practised.



How did you all start playing music together? Was it romance from the start ?
 
Music Romance Yes!! We started playing in 2006 (yes, 10th anniversary this year) in a small garage at the founder's house. As more and more members joined the band, we started to realise the band capabilities and the instruments that we have, to produce music and play different style of music. After this, we started hiring halls and organised our own gigs and concerts. Which then caught the eyes of some famous organisers that lead to us performing at Federation Square, Melbourne Town and so.



Altogether, how many instruments do you all play ?
Our band is quite talented (You've heard this phase before). We have  over 10 instruments :Oud, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Keyboard, Doumbek, Riq, Daf, Cajon (with mini drum kit), Zanbour, Congas, Bongas.




What's the music scene like in your hometown? Is it easy getting gigs and promoting your music ?

Unfortunately it is somehow challenging. Our music is quite rare and still new to the music scene. We have performed in a number of concerts, festivals and events yet promoting our own music is 
difficult financially.



Mesopotamia Group are playing live. You're enjoying the gig, the drinks keep flowing, you guys rock and life is great. Suddenly one of you makes a mistake on  stage(!) How do you handle mistakes during a performance?

Mistakes are inevitable. But, with over 10 years of experience, the band is much more confident at handling mistakes. We simply do not make it obvious, the band leader usually focuses on the instrument or the member to ensure they're back on track and then we simply enjoy the gig.




You're writing a new song. How exactly do you get a great tune from a blank piece of paper?
 
That's where the inspiration starts. Blank piece of paper that takes you to your wildest imagination and suddenly connect the dots for your lyrics to produce the tunes.




Finally, why should the audience vote for you on Thursday night ?
Simply put, we're unique, our music has always stood out from the rest, we're academic and authentic Iraqi musicians who have the passion to take our audience with us on a journey to Mesopotamia (Iraq) and let them listen to the tunes that were produced century ago.