THE popular Mystic Trio will return to perform in Ballarat tomorrow night, hosted by the Sweet Mona's and the Thursday Night Choir.
Growing up in East Timor, members of the Melbourne-based group Paulo Almeida, Gill Santos and Zecca Mesquita are well known to audiences who have followed the Timorese struggle for independence.
Their music, voiced by front man Paul Stewart, rang through the mountains in Timor-Leste and gave hope to local people.
Tomorrow night, they will bring their reflective, traditional songs of Timor-Leste to Ebeneezer in Armstrong Street from 7.30pm in the second concert in a series presented by Ballarat's Sweet Mona's Choir.
Singer Paulo Almeida describes the trio's sound as "music with a message".
"The three of us played in the Dili Allstars, playing before Timor got its independence."
He said the evening would be reminiscent of sitting around in a village listening listening to songs which carried great significance.
The Sweet Mona's Choir will host the night while the Thursday Night Choir, conducted by Stella Savy, will also perform their lively and exciting sound.
Tickets for the event are $12 or $10 for concession.
For more information, contact Boite World Music on 9417 1983.