THE STRIDES & SPECIAL GUESTS PRESENT AN HOMAGE TO FELA KUTI (Dancefloor)
9:00pm, Sat 11th August, 2012
The Basement, NSW
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After a year of non-stop touring and festival performances, The Strides expand their group for an electrifying night of Afrobeat as they pay homage to the legendary Fela Kuti.
Come and witness this worldwide resurgence in Fela's music - from the streets of Lagos, to the new broadway hit 'Fela', and now to Sydney's Basement. Prepare to hit the dancefloor in what will be one of the year's most unforgettable nights!
The Strides + Special Guests pay homage to the father of Afrobeat, the Nigerian singer, saxophonist and political activist, Fela Kuti. With his infectious mix of african dance music and James Brown style funk, the music will have you dancing from the first down beat.
The Strides recent album 'Reclamation' has seen them carve out new audiences around the world with their 2011 'Reclamation' National Tour, as well wide acclaim and exposure on the European Roots music scene with a signing to Record Kicks. This night will bring their characteristic sound of powerfully melodic horns, driving bass lines and the authentic vocal stylings of Barbados' Ras Roni and Fijian MC Lil G-zeus.
Special guests will include hand-picked vocalists and MCs by the Strides from Sydney's diverse musical scene - expect Soul Divas, African singers, Hip-Hop MC's and of course one very special secret guest.
Afromoses on The Strides: Fela Kuti Homage
The Strides performing Fela Kuti
Gen. admission Standing: $22 + booking fee presale (purchase online at the bottom of this page)
At the door if available: $25
Dinner & Show tickets: $76.80 per person
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and a 2 course meal (entree & main, 4 choices for each).
Dinner & Show tickets are only available by phone.
Call the Basement Box Office to book on (02) 9251 2797 (Mon - Fri 10 am - 5:00 pm)
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking 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 AROUND 9.15PM
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. Additionally dinner and show tickets may also be available. Please ring the club on (02) 9251 2797
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 OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri: Lunch from midday to 2.00 pm, Dinner from 7.30 pm. Sat & Sun: Dinner from 7.30 pm Bistro: Open til late for the best light meals, late night suppers and coffees in town.