SOUL OF SYDNEY: at VIVID SUNDAY MAY 24 feat. THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA


A4 FLYER Soul of Sydney Vivid Block Party

Soul Of Sydney presents as part of Vivid Festival 2015

Melbourne Afro-Beat Powerhouse

THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA

Sunday May 24 / 1pm  | at as Secret funk oasis (very close to Sydney CBD)

An afternoon of FEEL-GOOD FUNK, SOUL, DISCO, BOOGIE, BREAKS & BEYOND plus a solid dose of AFRO-LATIN VIBES.

GET TICKETS from $10, Updated Party Info, Videos and Mix-tapes 

HERE at FACEBOOK OR HERE AT EVENTBRITE 

Live Music & DJ’s | Sunday Afternoon / Evening Party |  Live Soul Train & Dance Showcases | Live Hair Braiding & more

About the event /

For those that need convincing Australia has world class funk, look no further than Melbourne based nineteen piece powerhouse Afro-Beat ensemble The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra! Soul of Sydney are ready to present a special event as part of Vivid Festival 2015 on the 24th of May, at a secret location 5 mins from the CBD, to be released to ticket holders only.

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (TPOAO) are a specially hand-picked cross-section of Melbourne’s unique funk, soul and afro-beat scene masterminded by Zvi Belling, Ethan Hill (DJ Manchild) and Tristan Ludowyk, and are signed to Hope Street Recordings.

Influenced by Nigeria and it’s surrounding African nations, the high intensity funk sound produced by the ensemble is an infectious blend of African rhythms akin to Fela Kuti with a dash of contemporary hip hop from scratches to guest MC’s and vocal chants over tribal rhythms.  Remaining faithful, lyrically relevant and respecting the innate power of Afro-Beat and its message, their music will lift the spirit of celebration to new heights that not even the heavens are prepared for such a spiritual experience.

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra have seen them grace Melbourne International Arts Festival (2008), WOMADelaide featuring Tumi (2010, the Perth International Arts Festival (2011) and Byron Bay Bluesfest (2011).

As with all Soul of Sydney parties, the event will feature Soul of Sydney DJ’s and Friends: Meem (Live) (Back to Funk Radio, 2ser), Mike Who (Stolen Records, Astral People, Pineapple Republic), Stephen Ferris (FBI Radio), Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney), JR Dynamite (Sydney Soul Funk Edit King) + more tba.

The Public Afro Orchestra, Vivid 2015 and Soul of Sydney are ready to cast away any doubt and deliver Sydney from all that is a part of this world, into a place not of the world, and into the promise land of good vibes and healing music. Get ready to raise your hands to the musical heavens!

WHO: The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

WHEN: 24th of May

TIME: 1pm till late

WHERE: Secret Indoor / Outdoor location (5 minutes from CBD) (Released to ticket holders)

GET TICKETS from $10, Updated Party Info, Videos and Mix-tapes 

HERE at FACEBOOK OR HERE AT EVENTBRITE 

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra Links:

SOUL OF SYDNEY LINKS:

VIDEOS /



  1. Bondi beach secret block party – Oct 2014 / www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYzuhVEpcMs&list=UUp2dDH446UdfbkQLTjPrdIw
  2. Soul of Sydney limbo line / feb 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wEPgWKMVg8
  3. Soul train – jan 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG1hoVI1J3Y
  4. Highlights – jan 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=tweo0Bllnp4
  5. Watuss highlights – april 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQsd_kZusp8
  6. Soul of Sydney picnic reunion /

Monday Mixtape: Danny De Sousa live at Soul of Sydney Frankie Knuckles tribute | Disco, Garage, 90’s House vibes.


One of our favorite local selectors, Danny De Sousa bringing the 90’s House, Garage & Disco warmness live at Frankie Knuckles tribute a few weeks back. Having some fun in the 4:30pm set on CDJ and our new E&S DJR 400 Rotary Mixer.

Date: Sunday April 19 2015 / 4:30 pm
Time: 90+ mins.
Style: Garage, Funk, Disco, 90’s House Vibes

Track List (Incomplete) 

  1. Frankie Knuckles interview
  2. You Got The Love by Frankie Knuckles
  3. I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan
  4. ?
  5. I Want You For Myself (Tribute To The Duke) by Ramsey Hercules
  6. Tears (Classic vocal) by Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie
  7. ?
  8. Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) (Basement Boys Strip To The Bone mix) by Crystal Waters
  9. ?
  10. Erotic City by Prin se
  11. Blind (Frankie Knuckles remix) by Hercules & Love Affair
  12. He Is The Joy (UBP Classic mix) by Donna Allen
  13. Moon Child by Captain Sky
  14. UNKNOWN
  15. Body Work (vocal mix) by Hot Streak
  16. Trapped (vocal version) by Colonel Abrams
  17. Reach Inside (Restless Soul Peaktime mix) by Bah Samba
  18. To be in love by Masters at Work / Nuyorcian Soul feat. India

Hip Hop and Hau


Originally posted on Ms Hennessey Speaks Blog:

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Hau Latukefu has been an integral part of the Australia’s hip hop canvas for well over two decades, best known as the front man for the award winning hip hop duo Koolism ( alongside DJ Danielsan), he continues to push the boundaries of the conventional. More than an emcee, Hau is also a songwriter and respected radio DJ / announcer on Sydney’s Triple J’s weekly Hip Hop Show and one of the hardest working multi-faceted artists in the urban community to date.

Hau has always remained at the forefront of the Australian hip hop community for being a trailblazer of sorts, whether it be his five album strong Aria nominated and winning discography with Koolism, his success as a solo artist featuring on various tracks with the likes of Hilltop Hoods, Urthboy and Resin Dogs to creating his own sound and music which in itself has created a strong and supportive…

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AUDIO: Jazzed up Soulful House Vibes – Scott Pullen Live at Soul of Sydney Frankie Knuckles Tribute | Sun April 19 2015 |


Audio Recording | Scott Pullen Live at Soul of Sydney Frankie Knuckles tribute (Sun April 19 2015)

Here is a little audio treat for everyone that has been asking us about this mix. This is a approx 70+ mins of a 90 min set Sydney house don, Scott Pullen played lasted Sunday at our Frankie Knuckles tribute. Pushing the finest in day time jazzed up soulful house and disco vibes.

We will be update more mixes very soon, stay close out our page for more mixes and videos at our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/soulofsydney

SOUL OF SYDNEY // DANCING IN THE KEY OF LIFE


This right here is what its about for us at #soulofsydney | POSITIVE PARTY VIBES snapped at last Sunday’s Frankie Knuckles tribute.

GOOD PEOPLE expressing themselves & DANCING IN THE KEY OF LIFE to some FEEL-GOOD music.

More about a feeling than a genre or BPM, an open music policy pushing seminal FUNK & SOUL based DANCE FLOOR HEAT in all its forms, be it DISCO, GARAGE, HIP HOP OR HOUSE or AFRO-LATIN vibes.

We did it for Frankie Knuckles last jam and this one we will be doing it FELA & TONY ALLEN dropping a SOLID DOSE OF AFRO-LATIN inspired FUNK gems as we proudly present our first VIVID 2015 event ever.

JOIN us on MAY 24 // SOUL OF SYDNEY at VIVID 2015

Feat. Melbourne AFRO-BEAT powerhouse,
THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA playing a rare LIVE SHOW.

Tix from $10 at www.facebook.com/soulofsydney or www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

#bodymusic