ALÁRÌÍYÁ Debut Album Launch with special guests HEADPHONE JONES Tickets
7:30pm, Sat 29th April, 2017
The Toff In Town, VIC
TICKETS: $15.00 + bf, $25.00 + bf with CD
** CD purchased with ticket can be collected at the merch desk on the night. **
Alárìíyá, fronted by trumpet player, Olugbade Okunade, aka GP Saxy, from Fela Kuti's, Egypt 80; captures the original party vibe of Nigerian afrobeat in their self-titled debut album.
Alárìíyá brings original compositions in Yoruba and English, from Nigeria's rich cultural heritage. This seven-piece line up includes, Olugbade Okunade - vocals & trumpet, Sayako Nakagawa - keys, Martin Zakharov - baritone sax & flute, Tony Priest - drums, Alastair Beattie - bass, Lachlan Stuckey - guitar and Oliver Hanane - percussion. Joined by special guests; rapper - Liam Monkhouse (BJX), guitarist - Simon Edwards (POAO) and trumpeter - Jim McGuffie.
Sharing the night is ten-piece funk collective, Headphones Jones, creating colourful grooves with big horns and driving rhythms influenced by afrobeat and afro-Latin styles; Headphones Jones generate infectious energy wherever they go.
Blazing horns, explosive percussion and punchy lyrics will keep you dancing all night long.
Party people of the world get ready for Alárìíyá!
This event is supported by City of Melbourne and part of the Nigerian Cultural Workshop series.
To get involved in the workshops visit www.alariiya.com