Samba Dance Show – FEATHERED and FIERCE at Sydney Fringe Festival | Sep 5-9 2017


Tue 5 Sep 2017 – Sat 9 Sep 2017

HPG Festival Hub Stage One,
225 Euston Rd, Alexandria, Sydney, NSW

Start: 7:30 pm
Duration: 55 minutes

A good dancer trains until they get it right. A great dancer trains until they can’t get it wrong.

Feathered and Fierce gives you a taste of the grit behind the glamour of dance performance. Breaking down the usual guards you’ll see the reality of failure, tenacity and incredible strength that make a moment in the spotlight.

Choreographed and Directed by world champion samba dancer Amy Mills and performed with her award winning company, this is samba and latin dance like you’ve never seen it before.

Eight powerful women push their physical and mental limits without restraint. They won’t hide their work in flashy presentation. In this stripped back space you’ll see the sweat, hear every breath, feel the camaraderie and find the drive that fuels this world-class team.

This is dance at it’s most intimate.

Feathered and Fierce
, an unconventional Latin dance showcase will be premiering this week as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2017 from 5 – 9 September 2017 over 5 shows.

A World Champion Samba dancer takes audiences beyond the glamour to the sweat, grit and incredible strength it takes to win in the highly competitive Latin dance world. Feathered and Fierce will feature a soundscape unique to the troupe’s shows: a mix of instrumental Latin rhythms and modern pop music. Feathered and Fierce will be an up-close and personal experience of the world within the world of competitive Latin dance.

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ON TONIGHT: Afro Experiments club night at Tatler Sydney proudly presented by some of this cities finest Afro-Latin musicians, Producers & DJ’s. Join them tonight as the dig deep into the TROPICAL DANCE-FLOOR RHYTHMS pushing the finest in AFRO BEAT, NYORCIAN SOUL, CUMBIA & just about anything else they are feeling.


Free Entry | Tonight from 9pm

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QVLN – Quetzal Guerrero (LIVE)
Tropicante SoundSistema (Colombia)
Sunshine Zerda (USA)
Vincent Sebastian

#afrobeat #nuyoricansoul #boogie #breakbeat #afrojams #latinjams#latinbeat #highlife #tonyallen #felakuti

AFRO EXPERIMENTS is a monthly live music event that features the best in Afrobeat/ House/ Cumbia/ Nuyorica Soul/ Electronica. Every month, this party looks to present the best musicians, DJs, performers, and dancers that this city has to offer in some of the greatest venues. Tatler is one such venue that is a perfect compliment to the night, with a great sound system and a host of great intimate indoor and outdoor spaces. This party is definitely not to be missed!!!

This month will feature local 3-piece global funk experts OYOBI + Los Angeles based violinist and singer QVLN + local Colombian DJ TROPICANTE who plays an amazing blend of electro cumbia and Latin, plus Dj SUNNY Z, a Los Angeles based DJ that plays afro-soul, house, and global flavours, plus VINCENT SEBASTIAN who will step away from his usual position behind the congas to play a DJ set of rhythms from all over the world. Entry for this great event is FREE!

8pm Open
9pm DJ Vincent Sebastian
10pm QVLN (live)
1030pm Dj Sunny Z
11pm OYOBI (live) + special guest
12am DJ Sunny Z
1am DJ Tropicante
230pm Close.


OYOBI are purveyors of global ear candy. Based in Sydney and drawing from their diverse heritages, their sets includes afro-latin, house, broken beat, and nuyorica soul inspired gems. This project is a coming together of very talented and gifted musicians with the aim of creating music that is derived from the sounds heard on their tours around the world. Places such as the carnivals of Brazil, the dingy clubs of Lima, Peru, the street festivals of Colombia, and the electronic sounds of beachside Ibiza, Berlin, and underground warehouse parties of Amsterdam. OYOBI brings this rich experience together in one great musical experience that transports you out of the mundane and spits you into the transcendental experience of deep and raw global sounds. Featuring Vincent Sebastian (drum machines, congas, percussion), Adm Ventoura (bass), & Plinedog (synthesisers) plus their usual array of suspicious guests.

QVLN’s signature, modern roots sound is a musical extension of his American, Mexican, and Brazilian heritage.
As a gifted multi-instrumentalist and performer, QVLN (pronounced Q-Violin) expresses his passions for love, life, and dance with his voice, violin and percussion. Overflowing with creative and cultural curiosity, QVLN is on the road about 200 days a year performing at clubs, festivals, and cultural centers–and for people in remote parts of the world that commercial music bypasses. His dedication to bringing live music to often-neglected communities hasn’t gone unnoticed. In 2015, QVLN had the honor of representing the United States as part of the State Department’s American Music Abroad program, in conjunction with long-time collaborator Oveous and a talented group of musicians who reside in Los Angeles.
QVLN is also an accomplished dancer and capoeirista, which explains how he could pull off this one-take music video for the song Run Like The Wind. With a full calendar of shows and musical collaborations slated for release this year, QVLN represents the best of the independent, artistic spirit making him a creative leader on the world stage.

DJ Sunny Z
Born and raised in San Francisco, she now resides in Sydney, Australia. DJ Sunny Z was the resident host and DJ at one of LA’s top events “Cali Hustle.” She is revered for her eclectic style of song-selection bringing together Afrobeat, Soul, Samba, Reggae, Salsa, Reggaeton, Rock, Classic Hip Hop and Funk just to name a few. She has performed in cities such as San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, in addition to captivating crowds on international soil. DJ Sunny Z loves to spin multiple-genre-spanning sets, opening up the audience’s ears to a diverse plethora of sounds. She has a deep passion for music and believes that it heals the soul.

TROPICANTE SOUND SISTEMA is an Australian collective of DJ’s bringing a fresh approach to the way we party. It has been active in Sydney’s underground playing Festivals and gigs anywhere we can spot one. Exquisite music just for you, to dance, to jump, to feel, to breath, to crave for,
Tropicante Sound Sistema accommodates its style depending on the crowd. Covering a wide range of genres and rare music for your listening pleasure Including Latin Breaks, Funk, Disco, Cumbia Muffins, Reggae, Ragga, Gapachoso, Tasty Gypsy Balkanic, Kuduro, Baile Funk, and more

Classic Album Sundays (Sydney) – Michael Jackson – Off The Wall Sun Aug 17

Love this movement, the good people at CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAY’s have been presenting unique full album listening sessions ​around the world. In Sydney, the next installment will featuring a very special session showcasing one of the albums that really shaped us at Soul of Sydney, the unmistakable masterpiece that is Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’.

Join the movement next Sunday August 27 at World Bar Kings Cross.
Info below.

Classic Album Sundays Sydney presents Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall + Afterparty feat. Kali (Picnic).

The World Bar, Kings Cross (in the Bordello room) / 5pm – midnight / Tickets $15 from Resident Advisor ($5 on the door for afterparty only)

CAS Sydney brings you something extra in August to beat those end-of-winter blues! We’re very excited to present a special two-for-one party this month: a vinyl listening session featuring Michael Jackson’s 1979 beloved breakthrough album Off the Wall, followed by a bonus afterparty with guest DJ Kali, as we burn this disco out!

The evening will begin at 5pm in the Bordello Room at The World Bar with our usual CAS vibe featuring drinks and an immersive presentation of Off the Wall. The lush, Quincy Jones-produced masterpiece of disco, funk, rock and pop will no doubt sound amazing on our hi-fi audio system. Then, after the album is done playing, we’ll clear away the tables and chairs, and our Get on the Floor afterparty runs from 7:30 to midnight, featuring local legend Kali from Picnic Touring & Events on the decks for a special two-hour set of disco and other funky business, along with CAS residents J.P. and Jim. We wanna rock with you and we won’t stop ’til we get enough!

Advanced tickets for both album playback and afterparty are $15 at Resident Advisor:

For afterparty only, tickets are $5 on the door after 7:30pm.

Hosts: J.P. Ducharne (The Mancusian Circus), Carolina De La Piedra (The Heat), Jim Poe (Deep House Australia)

Audio menu for album playback:

– Turntables: Roksan Radius 5
– Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Blue
– Amp: Roksan K3 (
– Speakers: Klipsch Heresy + Klipsch R10SW subwoofer

About Off the Wall:

Released in 1979, Off the Wall was Michael Jackson’s fifth studio album, and the breakthrough that established him as a solo artist. He would go on to dominate the charts for the next decade.

Off the Wall is a landmark record that has disco firmly at its roots – but dance music is by no means its only focus. Working with Quincy Jones, Jackson embraced his newly found creative freedom as a solo artist and departed from his more traditional Motown sound, creating an album that also included soul, pop, soft rock and funk influences. Alongside Jones, the album also featured the talents of some of the finest songwriters and musicians of the era, including Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Rod Temperton.

Read more about the Album of the Month at the CAS homepage:

What is Classic Album Sundays?

Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular record club. CAS allows the listener to fully immerse themselves in the music by presenting the musical context, the story behind the album and an uninterrupted replay of the album on vinyl on an audiophile hi-fi sound system (with phones switched off and no conversation). People learn about the history of the album and then hear things in the music that they have never heard before. The events are mainly attended by non-audiophiles who are sometimes moved to tears when they hear the details of their favourite recordings.

CAS currently holds regular classic-album listening sessions in London, New York, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Oslo and many more cities. As it has touched upon a cultural nerve with its mission of challenging the way we listen to music in the 21st century, CAS has received amazing coverage in BBC Breakfast TV, The Guardian, Elle Magazine, NME, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more.

Classic Album Sundays was founded by Colleen “Cosmo” Murphy. Murphy is a radio host (having hosted shows since 1982 and having produced widely syndicated radio shows in the USA); an international audiophile DJ (protegé of David Mancuso and Francois Kevorkian and Director of London’s Lucky Cloud Sound System); music producer and remixer (remixes for The Rapture on DFA and producing Wild Rumpus with guitarist Gary Lucas of Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley fame); independent label owner (Bitches Brew); and a music journalist. In her younger years, Murphy worked for a number of well-known record shops, where she amassed far too many records.

For much more about Classic Album Sundays, visit the homepage:


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


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).

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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)


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


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)

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!

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