The music of the word. The language of the sound.

There is a watermill. To get there you must come through the mountains. Once there, listen — to turning of the seasons, to the churning of the mill, the melody of the lake. Listen to the people you meet, the tales that come your way. You are in China, the rural hamlet of Huaxi, Flower Stream. 1985. 

Listen, to that which transcends the rise and fall of dynasties. Listen, now, when we urgently need to cross borders and connect in a challenging world. 

The secret lies in the listening.

Join acclaimed band, Zulya and The Children of the Underground, and storyteller, Arnold Zable, in a dialogue between music and the written word, between story and song.

Musica: The Watermill will also be livestreamed on May 15, Monday, 7:30pm. Livestream playback will be available for 72 hours.

Writer/Storyteller: Arnold Zable

Musical Interpretation: Zulya and The Children of the Underground.


Zulya Kamalova – voice, acoustic guitar

Anthony Schulz – piano accordion

Andrew Tanner – double bass

Lucas Michailidis – electric guitar

Phil Collings – drums

Image by Darren Gill

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

75% Aural rating Symbol

Aural Rating 75%: Mainly sound-based, with visuals only incidental to the work, so blind or low vision audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.

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