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ON TODAY f- Brazilian Cultural Centre Opening Day​ – An afternoon celebration of BRAZILIAN ROOTS & CULTURE | F ree, Kid Friendly Vibes


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ON TODAY from 11am 🇧🇷 our good friends are hosting the Brazilian Cultural Centre Opening Day​ in Alexandria. An afternoon celebration BRAZILIAN ROOTS & CULTURE.

Join the fun including DRUMMING & DANCE workshops & performances food, art & more. A day for everyone to embrace and celebrate Brazilian Culture.

Kids are welcomed, entry is free (but donations are recommended).

Facebook Event
www.facebook.com/events/118702902098180/

Opening Day we will have demo classes of the following activities:

11:00 -11:30 – FAMILY FUN – An opportunity for the whole family to get together and enjoy Non-Tech activities
11:30 -12:00 – SAMBA
12:00 -12:30 – DRUMMING CIRCLE
12:30 – 13:00 – CAPOEIRA
13:00 – 13:30 – BATUCADA DRUMS
13:30 – 14:00 – AFRO BRAZILIAN DANCE
14:00 – 14:30 – SAMBA DE RODA
14:30 – 15:00 – JONGO
15:00 – 15:30 – SAMBAROCK

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Freedom Sessions – Cyphper on Tonight at Hustle & Flow (Redfern)


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ON TONIGHT: Our good friends are hosting this dope DANCE JAMS & CYPHER ay Hustle & Flow Bar. Check it out in full at -> Sydney Get Down presents: Freedom Sessions

Link
www.facebook.com/events/1838119086506569/

This is a night for dancers to gather who love House & Hip Hop, under one roof, to Jam!

A Cypher is a Circle where dancers express their creativity and love for the music. The Dj plays their favourite tunes and people interpret however they wish within the Cypher – Freedom is the key! (New York has set the global bench mark for this scene which we want to emulate in Sydney)

Workshop:
Adam will be teaching from 7-8:15 pm [pls pay by donation]. Beginners are encouraged to learn and to gain confidence in the cypher.

Adam Warburton…

Adam is a freestyle dancer that has trained in several styles of street dance forms including popping, locking and house. He continues to perform and teach and is inspired by both Sydney street dancers and contemporary dance artists as well. He is still a club dancer at heart and enjoys getting down with friends and his street dance fam at parties and Jams. He is looking forward to sharing some movement with you as part of the Freedom Sessions!

Check these out:
https://vimeo.com/74597406
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCGGywUAfRw

Live Soul Music + Fundraiser: Spirit of Soul Festival 2017 | feat. Maysa Latukefu, Stereo Chemistry, MC TREY, Sela Moon & more | Fri Aug 5 2017


1491539017250For anyone into live JAZZ & SOUL goodness, we highly recommend getting to the 2017 edition of SPIRIT OF SOUL festival which is happening next week. Running during the the first week of August, the festival was put together to help raise awareness & funds for mental health & homelessness with LIVE MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHY & CULTURE.

There is a few events happening over the week, you can check out their full program here for more info.

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Spirit of Soul Festival Party –
Fri 4th August – 5pm
at Lazy Bones Lounge (Marrickville)

Their closing party on the Friday features a host of some of our favorite local musicians, MC’s & DJ’s, including the likes of;

MAYSA LATUKEFU (soul)
GELATINE DAVIS (jazz)
STEREO CHEMISTRY feat. MC TREY, Sela Moon and Little Ben (dub/roots/hip hop)
QUIMBALE (Afrocuban/salsa)

Plus DJ sets by local legends (& good friends of ours) JOSIE STYLES, ELCHINO, CHARLIE VILLAS, ADAM COX & HAMO TEVITSA.

Click here for more info.

JAMES BROWN pays tribute to MICHAEL JACKSON live on Stage 1983


What a beautiful moment in music! The GODFATHER of SOUL paying tribute to the KING OF POP live on stage in 1983

James Brown – It’s a Mans World feat. Michael Jackson (Live) in 1983 live on Stage.

R.I.P to two of this generations finest musical talents!

#jamesbrown #michaeljackson #soul #funk #MJ #kingofpop

FUNK EVENT – MASTERCLASS – Shine A Light Fundraiser – On today June 11 from 2pm


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ON TODAY! So good to see Masterclass – Shines a Light​ is on again for VIVID 2017. A Sunday afternoon Funk jam presented by SYDNEY FUNK GODFATHER (& good friend) DJ Graham Mandroules​ & a host of local legends who shaped Sydney’s SOUL & FUNK scene from way back.

Such an amazing line up including the likes of; KATE MUNROE, FRENZIE, MISS ANNIE, COOL HAND LUKE, STEPHEN FERRIS, SIMON CALDWELL, SANI. ROBIN KNIGHT, NORMSKI, TONY TONE, JAY REDDY, DJ ADVERSE & more.

We highly recommend checking this event out. The last few rooftop parties they did were so special to witness. Taking things right back to better days, older crowds, intimate party vibes, friends of friends, strictly about the music & nothing else all lit together by some of the first cats to play FUNK music in Australia.

Check it out from 2pm today at [Sunday June 11] from 2pm at CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL.