Australia’s Hiatus Kaiyote have been named as one of the 10 best concerts of 2013 for a show in New York’s Central Park in August.
The Wall Street Journal’s Jim Fusilli wrote, “New York, August 11: On a broiling day in Central Park, Hiatus Kaiyote, a quartet from Melbourne, Australia, opened for José James and the legendary Shuggie Otis. As if to declare their music free of boundaries, they started off with some post-bop noodling before delving into their debut disk “Tawk Tomahawk.” During the course of their set, which felt too brief by its end, they touched upon neo-soul, electric jazz, flamenco and electronica; opera singer Ashley Grier joined the band for one tune. In all, it was a startling performance”.
In December Melbourne’s Hiatus Kaoyote were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance for their song ‘Nakamarra’ featuring Q-Tip.
Upcoming shows for Hiatus Kaiyote
December 30, Lorne, Falls Festival
January 4, Ashgrove, Summer of Soul Festival
March 8, Adelaide, Womadelaide
March 9, Meredith, Golden Plains
March 21, Melbourne, NGV
April 15, Melbourne, Palais Theatre
Hiatus Kaiyote will also perform in Cape Town, South Africa for the Cape Town Jazz Festival on March 28, 2014.
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