Afrodelica and Kwabo Events Present
Tony Allen X / Ausecuma Beats / Afroraw Afterparty
A night dedicated to the dancers and the drummers !
Featuring a tribute to and celebration of the great Nigerian afrobeat drummer TONY ALLEN (FELA’s original drummer) , innovator and composer.
Directed by Nui Moon, with guest vocalists NFA & Cazeaux O.S.L.O and a 12 piece band.
Raw Flavour Festival after party featuring the mighty AUSCUMA BEATS with their infectious Afro grooves, traditional drums and chants accompanied by a 6 piece band in collaboration with an Afro dance troupe led by Kwabo_Grace.
Raw Flavour Festival is an International Dance & Lifestyle Festival. After Osaka and New York, the Festival is landing in Melbourne Australia for 4 days of intense cultural experience and learning from the 10th to 13th November 2022.
Supported by Dj’s Chris NG , Mike Gurrieri , Karlos And Future roots with fresh afro flava’s throughout the night !
This is an out and out experience of Afro funk grooves with literally dozens of performers , over 7 hours of music , and is one not to be missed !
Brought to you by Afrodelica & Kwabo Events
Tony Allen was an Integral part of development of the genre during the formative years of Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 Band.
He then went on to release ground breaking solo and collaborative albums for the next 40 years .. that helped cement Afrobeat as a worldwide genre. And made him an international drumming icon.
This concert celebrates this body of work with songs from selected eras going back to his 1970’s material .As well as a few special unreleased collaborations with Melbourne based percussionist and producer Zhonu ‘Nui’ Moon , that will debut at this performance .
Nui has assembled a power house of performers for this including: Lucky Pereira on drums ,Pianist John Mccall Chris Frangou on bass along with members of the Public Opinion Afro Orchestra , vocalist Cazeaux O.S.L.O and NFA Jones.
Ausecuma Beats are more than just a band, they are a philosophy. Led by their fearless bandleader and master djembe player, Boubacar Gaye, the nine-strong ensemble demonstrate what can happen when a group of artists come together based on an idea – in this case, the idea of place, of transplanting cultural heritage into a contemporary city.
Kwabo Events led by the award winning artist Gracieuse Amah also known as Kwabo Grace, is a social enterprise promoting holistic wellbeing, social cohesion, intercultural dialogue and self-development through dance education, performing arts and event production. Kwabo means welcome in Fon (Benin dialect) thus, Kwabo Events invites individuals from all walks of life to dive in fun and cultural art experiences.
We acknowledge that this event will be held on Wurundjeri land of the Kulin Nation and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
Set times are subject to change.
When ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door.
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets.
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.
Intoxicated persons will not be admitted.
Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.
Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.
COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES
We ask that all patrons exercise common sense and hygiene practices while in the venue.
Hand sanitiser is available at point of entry and throughout the venue.
Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.