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Gig News: Funk Da Bass feat. OYOBI y ODOYA | Fri June 21 at 505 | Live Afro Latin Roots Music.


FRIDAY JUNE 21 2019 – 7PM

at 505 in Surry Hills.

This is our pick for live music this Friday. Join the hometown hero’s OYOBI & ODOYA combine for a very special live performance at FUNK DA BASS for an excursion deep into AFRICAN & LATIN ROOTS, RHYTHMS & MUSIC and a touch of ELECTRIC flavours.

For anyone who hasn’t been the legends at FUNK DA BASS have been hosting this killer intimate LIVE MUSIC shows featuring some of the finest outfits in SYDNEY, this is one we highly recommended. Check out more of their events HERE & be sure to catch them doing it large this Friday.

All information is below on the facebook page |

O Y O B I Y O D O Y A’

Oyobi is a project that uses live instrumentation and machines to traverse the boundaries between Afro-Latin tradition and modern analog electronica. Their music is primal, raw, and highly improvised, with an unflinching streak of bending and breaking barriers. Consisting of uniquely created sounds and atmospheres, their performances use an array of synthesisers, drum machines, percussion and bass, to create compelling analog infused polyrhythms that explore the modern application of ancient folkloric traditions
Oyobi is Vincent Sebastian (electronics, drum machines, percussion), Adm Ventoura (bass), Planeface (synths) plus featured guests.


Honouring their Afro Latino ancestry, Maitê Inaê and Marina Da Silva present Odoyá
a greeting to the Orixá, goddess of the ocean Iemanjá. A tribute to the hidden stories from west Africa to the indigenous Indians of Brazil. Into the depths of the Slave Quarters. Experience the journey of story telling and spiritual manifestations of a History kept alive through the art of dance and song.
Odoyá is a multidimensional performance using elements of visual projections which hold images and video content of South America, Native Indigenous tribes, and sacred art. Exploring folkloric stories and sounds, and traditional dances.

New Sydney Music: Maite Inae – Broken | Soul Jazz Magic

NEW SYDNEY SOUL JAZZ Maitê Inaê – Broken 

Listen (on Youtube) |

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We are totally feeling everything about this on a rainy Monday evening. A touch of LATE NIGHT SOUL & JAZZ INFUSED magic courtesy of one of our favourite local artist,

The BIG ILCH‘s vocal queen Tetê Maitê pouring out her heart on her new SOLO release ‘BROKEN’.

“𝑰 𝒇𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆… 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒋𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒚 𝒊𝒔 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆…𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕…𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝑰 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆…” – 𝑴𝒂𝒊𝒕ê 𝑰𝒏𝒂ê

Full clip link…

Music Video By:
Maitê Inaê & Nema
DOP: @zenarchismDominique Berns-Blackwell
Choreographer/ Dancer: Tiara Vella

Music Performance 
Main Vocals: Maitê Inaê
Backing Vocals: Rara Ma Rara Zulu Ben Goldstein
All Instruments Played by: Goldshnitzel Benji
Produced by: Noam Levinberg
Co-Produced by: Maitê Inaê & Ben Goldstein
Mixed & Mastered by – Noam Levinberg
Written by – Maitê Inaê

Maitê Inaê represents the dualities of light and dark, stillness and movement. Walking between night and day. Born into Capoeira Brazil, its culture music and art, Sydney based artist Maitê Inaê is greatly influenced by the sounds from her roots and her love for Hip Hop and Soul. She has been blessing this city with musical talents for years with THE BIG ILCH, ODOYA & as also more recently as a SOLO ARTIST.

Check out more of her projects, live shows and solo work below;

VIVID PICKS: True Vibenation – Radiation Tour | feat. Mike Akox & Flywaves |June 6 at Oxford Arts

Another one of our recommendations for music this week featuring one of our favourite local collectives TRUE VIBENATION.


Vivid presents, the premiere of True Vibenation’s ‘I.D’ short film and EP at Oxford Art Factory on Thursday, June 6. The genre-bending afro-electronic project features dancer Thuba Ndibali with visuals from Dark Cinema, collaborating for a special one-off performance.

Conceived as both an EP and short film project in Western Sydney with Australian film maker Vanna Seang, since then True Vibenation have taken their genre bending afro-electronic sound across the world touring and playing festivals through Africa, Europe and Australia.

‘We want people to give people the courage to be different. No matter who you are you have to be proud of your self and who you are. This project is proudly afro-Australian and we want people to be proud to share their culture too.’

Hailing from Zimbabwe, Thuba’s knowledge and skills stretch from the ‘Pantsula’ style created in Johannesburg townships to ballet, contemporary dance and a myriad of styles in between. The result is a unique fusion that mirrors True Vibenation’s own genre-bending sounds. Combined with Dark Cinema’s ability to use lighting to set mood and alter space and the result is a ride that swings between moments of elation and sombre reflection.

Andrew Bukenya presents Do the Spike Thing | Vivid Art After Hours:

Vivid 2019 has officially started & for three weeks Sydney will be blessed with three weeks of MUSIC, ARTS & CULTURE and everything else that comes with it. This year’s music portion is pretty large so we thought we should share some of our recommendations & some of the events that we will be attending.

Andrew Bukenya presents Do the Spike Thing | Vivid Art After Hours: MAY 29 (This Wed) | Free Entry

We are so happy to see this one on the VIVID line up this year. Soul of Sydney crowd favourite ANDREW BUKENYA will present this live musical tribute to SPIKE LEE with his full band. We will be down here with a stack of friends, be sure to come down and say hello.

In a special live music tribute to Vivid Ideas Game Changer: Spike Lee (appearing on Sat 1 June at Sydney Town Hall), Andrew Bukenya and his band reinterpret the cinematic soundtracks of this provocative filmmaker and trailblazer.

Spike Lee’s movie soundtracks represent a veritable cookbook of flavours, from the nostalgia-imbued, soul stirrings of Crooklyn and the pulsating RnB of Do the right thing and the jazz-seasoned pot of Malcolm X, to the bitter-sweet melodies of Clockers and gospel-tinged spice of BlacKkKlansman. Bukenya and his band have handpicked an eclectic collection of songs that illuminate and drive some of the most memorable films in contemporary cinema.