Please check out this brief summary on Australian Longest Running Radio show which is now in
The Back To Funk Radio Show is the longest-running funk music show in Australia. Starting out on 2SER radio in 1980, Back To Funk has not only been a long-time fixture on Sydney’s airwaves, but over the years fans have also been treated to rare interviews with funk heavyweights such as George Clinton (1992), Kool Bell (Kool & the Gang), Charlie Wilson (Gap Band), and in 1988 Back To Funk featured the only Australian interview with James Brown’s Band. More recent guests have included Bill Curtis (Fatback Band), Fred Wesley (The JB’s), Mr Scruff, Jamie Liddell, Kylie Auldist and Lance Ferguson from The Bamboos. @ Vic on the Park Hotel
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.
// OYOBI 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.
About MAITE INATE 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 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.