Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria) Tickets VIC
7:30pm, Sun 18th November, 2012
The Hi-Fi - Melbourne, VIC
AWME Closing Night Featuring Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria), The Bombay Royale, DJ Hugo Mendez - Sofrito (UK), plus more still to be announced.
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 (Nigeria)
Seun Kuti is the youngest son of Nigerian Afro-beat 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, charming and energetic with the requisite outspoken political fervour coursing through his veins. Seun stands strong in front of an ensemble of veteran musicians who have been laying down their version of tougher-than-tough Afrobeat for decades. Together they make up a potent brew of splintery guitars, an indestructible rhythm section, and one of the finest horn teams on the planet.
The Bombay Royale
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, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when The Bombay Royale - one of the most utterly unique bands to emerge from the cultural melting pot of the Melbourne music community - hits the stage.
DJ Hugo Mendez - Sofrito (UK)
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 DJ'ing 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.
+ Special Guests still to be announced