Transcontinental Vibrations: The PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA & guests + TRUE VIBENATION Tickets
7:30pm, Sat 12th November, 2016
The Night Cat, VIC
Transcontinental Vibrations and The Night Cat presents one of Melbourne's most highly acclaimed bands The POAO and guests plus an after party with Sydney's hip hop/producer/horn trio True Vibenation. A very special event that is not to be missed! Doors Open at 7:30pm and Live music till 2:30am
Transcontinental Vibrations and The Night Cat presents one of Melbourne's most highly acclaimed bands The POAO and guests plus an after party with Sydney's hip hop/producer/horn trio True Vibenation. A very special event that is not to be missed!
Doors Open at 7:30pm and Live music till 2:30am
THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA
Inspired by the infectious afro-beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours, The POAO delivers contemporary African funk to Australian dancefloors. This mammoth ensemble comprises musicians hand-picked from Melbourne's music scene.
The experience and creativity of these established musicians energises the group's original compositions and the sound of the entire band is a force to be reckoned with. The POAO's powerful MCs and tribal rhythms are the modern-day "musical weapon" that Fela Kuti conceived of. Their conscious lyrics and West African grooves are relevant today, while remaining faithful to the message of afro-beat.
Performance highlights include opening the Melbourne International Arts Festival (2008), WOMADelaide featuring Tumi (2010) and the Perth International Arts Festival (2011).
It's been a crazy ride since Sydney hip hop/producer/horn trio True Vibenation put out their second album 'ON'. They hit the touring circuit hard, selling out their Sydney launch and playing to packed venues across Australia. Word quickly spread and it wasn't long before they were on the plane to Africa for their first international tour, playing in front of thousands with main stage festival appearances and selling our their first international headline show in Maputo.
Made up of twins * VULI* and Moody and childhood friend Klue, the inner-west Sydney trio have developed a strong following thanks to a live show which revels in making you dance in a semi ?special?, unselfconscious way and songs that combine infectious hooks and razor sharp raps with roaring horns and genre-bending electronic beats. They even have a self- made instrument that literally turns audience members into human drum machines!
Their compositions range from conscious, soulful hip hop to post-Brainfeeder type bass music, to afro-funk/hip hop fusions that bring the brass skills in to play, all rolled up with high IQ and a big dose of creative fun. True Vibe have built solid foundations." Tony Edwards, The Brag
"The diversity of material, easy stage presence, and sheer musicality was on display for all to see, these guys have got mad skills, the sky's the limit.... these guys are the complete package, combining effortless flows with a full on 'live' show."Piri Rutherford, OrangePress