Posts Tagged Ethio-jazz

Mulatu Astatke returns to Melbourne

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Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Mulatu show,  featuring the one and only Mulatu Astatke, backed by Melbourne’s own The Black Jesus Experience.  This time we’re in for a real treat with the tour being billed as ‘RARE GEMS FROM THE ADDIS ABABA CRATES’, hopefully that means all the classics and other masterpieces that we’ve all been hoping he might play during past tours. JOINTS LIKE THIS!

Tickets at Northside $40+BF. Don’t sleep –> and don’t miss Chris Gill bringing mad Ethio-heat, dancefloor action and the usual pulsating primitive rhythms that you be diggin

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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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