KEYIM BA 'MAMI WATA' ALBUM LAUNCH Tickets
7:30pm, Fri 22 November, 2013
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
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Just returned from their National Tour, KEYIM BA are back and ready to release their much awaited for new album – ‘Mami Wata’ – an exciting new cd, bringing the influences of reggae, funk and rap to West African grooves. Heralded as “an Afro-Australian treasure”, this brilliant 9 piece band has a rhythm section born in West Africa. Led by the ever charismatic, Sibo Bangoura from Guinea, the group has enormous energy, giving tradition a modern twist that never fails to fill the dancefloor.
"....an exuberant, celebratory outfit that literally party their way through the many colours and flavours of Bangoura's West African background..."
- Cristina Dio, Diaspora Worldbeat
'Mami Wata', recorded at The Grove and Rifton Records, is expected to take Australian world music lovers by storm. A clever mix of traditional sounds with an urban groove, very much Keyim Ba's signature sound. Joined by a collection of stellar guest musicians on the recording include Lamine Sonko (One Africa), Jason Heerah (Electric Empire), Nick Garbett, Matthew Ottignon, Ben Kidson, Byron Mark and Danny G. Felix.
Djembe powerhouses brothers Mohamed & Sibo Bangoura, are joined by Yacou Mbaye from Senegal on Doun Doun ,Talking Drum, Sabar & Congas; Moussa Diakete from Mali, the former guitarist to Salif Keita on lead guitar and Simon Olsen, (Malian roots)of Electric Empireon bass. Joined also by Sydney musician Blair Greenberg on guitar, Julian Bel-Bachir on percussion and the captivating vocals of Sydney-based singer/song writer, Miriam Lieberman with Rachel Bangoura on the dancefloor.
Keyim Ba recent shows include : Darwin Festival, Desert Harmony Festival, Perisher Valley Festival of Music, Araluen Arts Centre, MECC, The J, BEMAC, Casula Powerhouse, The Gearins, Wagga Arts Centre, Drum Theatre, The Northcote, The Basement + Upcoming - Inland Sea of Sound Festival, Jam Gallery, Subsonic, Shir Madness, West African Festival and more.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request.
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.30PM
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
RESTAURANT (LA LUPITA) OPENING TIMES
LUNCH: Wed - Fri (12pm - 3pm) || DINNER: Tues - Sat (5pm - Late)
NOTE: Restaurant Hours are subject to venue/function bookings.
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS