Posts Tagged afrobeat

New venue – NEW NIGHT – VOODOO SHAKE!

A new venue lurks in the inner North. Where once stood Baba, now glows a new animal – the B.EAST. It’s a licensed band venue that will be bringing the funk. Lauching this new monthly dirty funky soul night, VOODOO SHAKE!, are the local afrobeat magnates, THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA. I will be dj’ing alongside Mr Future Roots. The night looks like it might be free. DO NOT MISS THIS!
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if you can’t wait and need some more funk. Check out the legendary DJ DEXTER (of the Avalanches) Fridays in JULY and Thursdays in AUGUST

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Black Jesus Experience & The Afrobiotics: Queens Birthday Eve

afro-jesus-600pxJUNE 10 – ORDER OF MELBOURNE

This Sunday night, June 10 (Queens Birthday Eve) is another explosion of African-inspired music in Melbourne. Featuring two of Melbourne’s finest exponents of afrobeat, african-groove and ethio-sounds, The Black Jesus Experience and The Afrobiotics, it’s gonna be LARGE!

If you dig the sounds of Fela, Tony Allen, Mulatu, Poets of Rhythm or Anitbalas, you need to get your thing together and get on up. If you’ve never heard of any of the artists I’m name-dropping – or the bands performing at this gig, you ain’t living. This is real music for real people.

FROM PRESS RELEASE:
“The Black Jesus Experience bring the sounds of Ethiopia, combined with 5 continents of funk to the Melbourne massive. In 2012 BJX played to crowds at major European festivals including Glastonbury and a tour of Ethiopia! BJX are also the band of choice for the Father of Ethiojazz, Mulatu Astatke, with numerous tours under their belts. This collaboration has been so enjoyable and creative that Mulatu and BJX continue to tour Australia and Europe together and recently won The Age ‘Best Tour’ award.”

“The Afrobiotics are a six piece band that breathe new life into the sounds of West Africa and bring a powerful message of resistance to the next generation of afro-beat. This is afro- beat medicine administered directly to your soul.”

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myspace.com/blackjesusexperience | facebook.com/afrobiotics

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SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS LP launch TONIGHT!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THIS FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Incredible afro force that flies in from Adelaide will land at The Laundry Bar this friday to launch their incredible debut LP “Flight Of The Ancients”. Do yourself a favour and be there for the fantastic night that will blow your mind! afrolp2

The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts first echoed across the dance floors of Australia in late early 2008. Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970’s West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period the Shaolin Afronauts draw on the this highly innovative and sometimes volatile era in music, using it as inspiration to create music with the same fire and intensity. Their spirited performances have fast gained a reputation as some of the most exciting live shows around. Though there is something refreshing and original about the Afronauts, their music could be described as somewhere in between the heavy Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Ethio-Jazz of Mulatu Astatke.

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supports on the night come from me, KANO, Tom Noonan and Melbourne funk sensations SASKWATCH. Now last time Saskwatch played there were no red cardigans! Is there a funk revolution or is Liam doing the dry cleaning? Do not miss this gig as it will blow your mind, my mind and potentially get you some fresh moves for the Syl Johnson show the next night! and then the TRANSATLANTICS show at BAR OPEN…its free and SYL will finish at midnight, so hurry over to Fitzroy!!

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