Jordie Lane, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 To Play AWME Final Night -
Seun Kuti, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Seun Kuti, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Jordie Lane, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 To Play AWME Final Night

by Paul Cashmere on November 18, 2012

in Live,News,Noise Pro

Jordie Lane, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Breabach and Yasmin Levy are just some of the acts scheduled to perform live tonight in Melbourne for the final night of Australasian Worldwide Music Expo showcases.

Seun Kuti, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

Seun Kuti, Photo: Ros O'Gorman

To see live music tonight in Melbourne, check out the following shows:

SUNDAY 18 November 2012
Breabach (Scotland), The Good Ship, Benny Walker

One of the most celebrated and successful Scottish folk bands of recent times, Breabach command the stage with flare, charisma and a sound that is as expansive as it is distinct. Powered by double bagpipes, flute and fiddle, this uncompromising force is further fueled by the tight groove of double bass, guitar and step-dance.

From gypsy to bush-band via cabaret, country and rock, The Good Ship is a seething maelstrom of decadent musicality. The band comprises up to nine members playing everything from mandola, lagerphone and fiddle, to trumpet and accordion. Projecting an overwhelming sense of joy coupled with all out anarchy, the Brisbane based outfit has developed a loyal band of followers over a few short years.

Forming his first band at the tender age of 12, Benny Walker cut his teeth on classic blues, surf and folk before finding his own voice in the raw honesty of acoustic roots music. Walker’s intuitive, heartfelt songwriting combines reggae and blues with acoustic folk, and is brought to life by his rich, soulful voice.

Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm Matinee Show
Location: The Toff in Town, 2FL Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Price: $10 + BF
Bookings: 1300 438 849 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Yasmin Levy (Israel), Bachu Khan (India)

The acclaimed Ladino singer Yasmin Levy was greatly influenced by her late father, Yitzhak Levy – a composer, cantor, official collector and preserver of the 500-year old canon of Sephardic Jewish music. Yasmin is regarded as one of Israel’s premier performers, and a visionary contemporary composer and interpreter, who will ensure Sephardic Jewish music’s place in history.

Hailing from the Thar Desert in Rajasthan, Bachu Khan is a famed Langha singer, renowned for his high-pitched, open throated, rustic voice. His accompanying musicians play traditional instruments such as the Sarangi, Murli, Surnai, Algoza, Morchang, and Khartal. Langha compositions speak of the loss of separation, the joy of unison and the magical love stories that are an indelible part of the culture of Rajasthan.

Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 6.15pm – 9.00pm
Location: Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Bookings: 1300 182 183** *Transaction fee applies

Jordie Lane, The Perch Creek Family Jugband, Flap!

Jordie Lane is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who is widely regarded as the leading light of Australia’s folk alt-country music scene. A dynamic live performer, Jordie’s stage show centres around his story-telling and crowd interaction. In the vein of countryman Colin Hay, his performances shift from folk concert, to comedy show, to rock ‘n’ roll gig, in the space of two songs.

The Perch Creek Family Jugband sing and dance a unique blend of bluegrass, old-time jazz, and country blues. Their signature sound consists of tight five-part vocal harmonies soaring over the down-home sounds of the five-string banjo, washboard, jug, double-bass, harmonicas, saw, trombone, kazoo, ukulele, guitar, melodica and tap-dancing.

A fiery yet charming five-piece brass band, Flap! crank out up-tempo songs with influences from 1920’s jazz, gypsy brass, folk and calypso. From major festivals, to grotty pubs, the band never fails to get an audience dancing.

Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 7.30pm – 10.40pm
Location: The Toff in Town, 2FL Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Price: $15 + BF
Bookings: 1300 438 849 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria), Hugo Mendez – Sofrito (UK), The Bombay Royale, Airileke + Jumps

Seun Anikulapo Kuti is the youngest son of Nigerian Afrobeat luminary, Fela Kuti, who in his late teen years took control of his father’s 16-piece funk fuelled orchestra, Egypt 80. Close to fifteen years on, Seun has proven himself to be a dynamic bandleader, standing strong in front of an ensemble of veteran musicians who continue to lay down their version of hard-hitting Afrobeat. Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 create a potent brew of splintery guitars, an indestructible rhythm section, and one of the finest horn sections on the planet.

Hugo Mendez is a DJ, label-boss and music researcher at the forefront of the Tropical scene in Europe. One of the founders of the legendary Sofrito Tropical Warehouse parties in London, his DJing style incorporates sounds, rhythms and influences from across the tropical music spectrum. A typical set from Mendez will feature vintage classics, exclusive dubplate versions and modern productions, creating an intense and vital energy that has seen him play clubs and festivals around the world.

The magic and mayhem of vintage Bollywood collides in spectacular fashion with a dizzying blend of Tarantino-esque surf, wild disco, flamboyant theatrics, swirls of kaleidoscopic colour, outrageous costumes and utterly irresistible dance moves that sweep entire crowds off their feet. This is what happens when The Bombay Royale hits the stage.

Renowned for his work in DRUM DRUM, Airileke is a drummer and percussionist with a sublime groove, equally adept at playing traditional Manus Island garamuts (slit log), Pacific world-beat, dub reggae and hip-hop rhythms.

Best known for his work with seminal Australian band The Cat Empire, Jumps has found himself occupying a unique position in the world of DJs and turntablists. An appreciator of all good music, especially when it’s driven by funky drums and percussion, Jumps has dedicated himself to finding the best and rarest dance floor music from across the globe, with an emphasis on African and Latin rhythms.

Date: Sunday 18th November, 2012
Time: 7.30pm till late
Location: The Hi-Fi, 125 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Price: $56 + BF
Bookings: 1300 843 4434, TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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