Get ready for one of the most exuberant, colourful, intoxicating and exciting live shows in Australia with the ultimate celebration to end summer – SAMBA REGGAE PARTY. Bringing powerhouse performances from Sol Nation, Ras Jahknow Band and Tumbarumba as they create the flavours of Brazil, Jamaica and Cuba with irresistible Afrobeats and Latin dance grooves that will have you moving, grooving and begging for more! Set in the amazing venue Old Castlemaine Gaol, this show will not disappoint.
This will be the first show back for these bands after a hugely successful tour in Malaysia .
The Samba-Reggae party ensemble, Sol Nation, released their debut album ‘Melting Pot’ in 2015 and have performed across some of Australia’s most respected festival stages including Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, St Kilda Festival, White Night Melbourne, Moomba Festival, Langkawi International Island Music Festival – to name a few -as well as showcasing at AWME.
Well known for their powerful live performances Ras Jahknow Band join the exalted lineup blazing new soul and fresh rhythms into what is described best as culturally rich, roots reggae music. Passionate vocals in English and Creole weave through the diverse native sounds from the African island nation of Cape Verde, Brazil, Tanzania and Mauritius to Australia. The band embodies a vision of unity, respect and peace, built on the foundation of irresistible, reggae rhythms. The band have been gaining momentum since the release of their debut album in 2014 ‘Jah Sta Li’and the follow up remix release which landed a nomination for best ‘Global or Reggae album’ release for The Age 2015 Music Victoria Awards. This year, Ras Jahknow humbly accepted the award for ‘Best Reggae Performer/Band of the year 2015/16’ at the Australia Reggae Radio Music Awards.
Melbourne’s Brazilian samba percussion powerhouse Tumbarumba will be gracing the stage with their palpitating festive vibe and powerful groove. For nearly the last decade this strong collective have become known Australia-wide for their riveting Brazilian, reggae, funk, samba and hip-hop beat-laden concerts.
Finding its roots in the street music of Brazil and the rhythms of an Australian Samba School, Tumbarumba has evolved into a unique ensemble whose individual members bring to it a world of influences and raw energy that draws both audience and performers into a frenzy of celebration and freedom.
Tumbarumba consists of some of Melbourne‘s finest percussionists; past and present members have and continue to perform with some of Melbourne’s best live bands including: Bad Boys Batucada, Bomba, Blue King Brown, Diafrix, Illzilla, LABJACD, Mista Savona, Oxo Cubans, San Lazaro & The Red Eyes.
“Tumbarumba is a simple and time-tested formula for intense partying.”
DJ Rus Tuffa will be kicking off the evening on the wheels of steel. Don’t miss out.
Ticket Price : $25