Kavisha Mazzella is a musician and singer who crosses musical boundaries and create community experiences in her shows .She makes passionate, life-affirming music which is an energetic fusion of her own original music in which you can hear echoes of Italian folk traditions with Country, Celtic and Gypsy styles.
She first started playing the Stables Folk Club in Perth and the Fly By Night Club with "Rich'n'Famous"in Fremantle then busked in the Fremantle Markets.She got arrested in Copenhagen and spent the day in the local lock-up for busking before 1pm!.It wasn't til Franco Di Chieras film " The Joys Of The Women" in 1993 came to national television that she became known to audiences around Australia .
She is a recent member of the Charcoal Club a project initiated by Aboriginal activist /Filmaker Richard Frankland with Andy Baylor and has a history of creative collaborations with artists such as Kutcha Edwards,Kev Carmody and Archie Roach & Ruby Hunter ,Neil Murray,Mick Thomas and folk legend Judy Small and classical guitarist Seb Jorgensen,Donal Lunny,Ross Bolleter,John Reed,Peter Grayling and Lee Buddle. Currently she is performing with Greek- albanian musican and composer Irine Vela who heads the HaBiBis dreek band and percussionist Peter Vadiveloo making up the Kavisha Mazzella trio .
She also is a guest member of the Bella Ciao Trio with italo Australian jazz artists trumpeter Gianni Marinucci and drummer Ronny Ferella .She has also collaborated with Author Arnold Zable to create a theatre show of storytelling and music about human rights & refugees called " Anytime the wind can change" Kavisha is a winner of various awards including Port Fairy Artist of the Year 2004, the 1998 ARIA for her album " Fisherman's Daughter" and the Italia Nel Mondo Award from the Italian Government in 2000 for her contribution to Italian Culture in Australia. in 2008 Kavisha won a Victorian Multicultural Commission Award for Community Arts .She sings in Italian, italian dialects and English amongst other languages.
She makes music that comes from the heart and her performances have people singing along before they know it.