MIXTAPE: Hip Hop, Funk, Soul: Ghetto Discotheque Vol 1 – DJ HUDGE + High Flyers Warehouse Party Updated



This is the first in a series called the Ghetto Discotheque. The plan was to do a mix of tunes I love both old and new with a focus firmly on the Funk. Enjoy…

Massive thanks to Big Ted for the vocal drops and to Prodigal Youth for the artwork. Nuff respect fellas…

Recorded live, Boogie Down Penge, 1 Dec 2011

GOING TO BE ONE KILLER PARTY THIS SATURDAY @ THE HIGH FLYERS / FUNKDAFIED  WAREHOUSE PARTY, HERE ARE THE SET TIMES WITH SOUL OF SYDNEY’S OWN PHIL TOKE DROPPING SOME DISCO LOVE FROM 12-1AM IN THE DISCO CLOAK ROOM!

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR HIGH FLYERS LITTLE SECRET #5 This Saturday With just over 2 days to go until our “High Flyers Little Secret” warehouse event kicks off we have some exciting news…With the sunshine out and due to the overwhelming demand we have now decided to open another room and release a further 100 tickets!We have opened up a 4th room with DJs playing Disco all night!, with the following line up JC, (FUNKDAFIED) & GRAHAM MANDROULES Back to Back 3 Hour Set! SANI DEEJAY PHIL TOKE, (Soul of Sydney DJs) DEAN DIXON, (Motion DJs) FRENZIE ****AFTER PARTY INFO***** We are also very excited to announce our “SECRET” after party, this event will be free for all warehouse patrons, we have been gently twisting Tom Middleton & Graeme Parks arms to play intimate sets starting straight after the warehouse. Details Below: Venue – Burdekin Hotel (2-4 Oxford St, Darlinghurst) Time – 3am-very late! Line up: Ollie Brooke DJ Emme RussTee GRAEME PARK TOM MIDDLETON Paul Freeman, (Motion) DJ Hudge JC, (Funkdafied) People without a warehouse part wristband are welcome and there will be a $15.00 cover charge. To purchase the final handful of tickets visit:http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=56504&ref=moshtix&skin Or email info@funkdafied.com.au We look forward to seeing you all on the Dance Floor!! http://www.funkdafied.com.au/

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR HIGH FLYERS LITTLE SECRET #5 This Saturday

With just over 3 days to go until our “High Flyers Little Secret” warehouse event kicks off we have some exciting news…

With the sunshine out and due to the overwhelming demand we have now decided to open another room and release a further 100 tickets!

We have opened up a 4th room with DJs playing Disco all night!, with the following line up;

JC, (FUNKDAFIED) & GRAHAM MANDROULES Back to Back 3 Hour Set!
SANI DEEJAY
PHIL TOKE, (Soul of Sydney DJs)
DEAN DIXON, (Motion DJs)
FRENZIE

We also have a massive production planned for this party, our biggest to date!

*****IMPORTANT NEWS*****

– There will be no ATM’s at the venue, please come prepared

– We have 3 licensed bars so No BYO

– Wrap up it is winter & we will have a cloakroom

SET TIMES;

******AFTER PARTY INFO*****

We are also very excited to announce our “SECRET” after party, this event will be free for all warehouse patrons, we have been gently twisting Tom Middleton & Graeme Parks arms to play intimate sets starting straight after the warehouse.

Details Below:

Venue – Burdekin Hotel (2-4 Oxford St, Darlinghurst)

Time – 3am-very late!

Line up:

Ollie Brooke

DJ Emme

RussTee

GRAEME PARK

TOM MIDDLETON

Paul Freeman, (Motion)

DJ Hudge

JC, (Funkdafied)

People without a warehouse part wristband are welcome and there will be a $15.00 cover charge.

To purchase the final handful of tickets visit:

http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=56504&ref=moshtix&skin

Or email info@funkdafied.com.au

We look forward to seeing you all on the Dance Floor!!

http://www.funkdafied.com.au/

 

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EVENT: Danny Brown + MED Tour This Week – Win Tix


Danny Brown & MED – Win Tickets For your chance to win tickets to either the Brisbane show tonight or the Melbourne show tomorrow night email us here and let us know your favourite MED or Danny Brown track – it’s that simple! We’ll get back to winners a few hours before the show, so don’t be shy. The tour kicks off in Brisbane tonight!!! Wednesday 23rd May – The Zoo – Brisbane – with special guest Sampology DJ Set Tickets: www.oztix.com.au (direct link) – tickets on sale now Thursday 24th May – Prince Bandroom – Melbourne with sepcial guest REMi Tickets: www.princebandroom.com.au (direct link) – tickets on sale now Friday 25th May – Vivid Live at The Studio (Sydney Opera House) – Sydney with special guests Halfway Crooks DJs and Ellesquire Tickets: www.sydneyoperahouse.com – tickets on sale NOW

SOUL OF SYDNEY FREE SOUL FUNK BLOCKPARTY PICNIC; (ERYKAH BADU TRIBUTE SET SUN 4TH DEC) + Erykah Badu Live in Sydney Feb 2012 !!! + RARE Erykah Badu Mixtape (NEO SOUL, FUNK, HIP HOP)


We are back by DOPE demand after a stack of positive messages & e-mails we will be hosting our second ‘Blockparty Picnic’ on SUNDAY 4th Dec parkside in a hush hush location in Alexandria.

Similar vibes as the last one, a family friendly sunday picnic in the park from 12pm with day time beats from rotating DJ’s including; Phil Toke, Michael Zac & Eadie Ramia +  C Man, Mason (Paper Plane Project) & Nathan (DoJo Cuts & The Liberators)

Facebook Event –> Here

Stay close for more info.

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A massive THANK YOU! to everyone who helped get this off this ground last Sunday, it was a little rushed.. a little unorganised but ended up being a pretty special day for us & really confirmed how much the REAL MUSIC heads in Sydney love to party. Great crew to get down with.

Hats off to all who came out during the day.. & massive thanks to you guys who made us set the Sound System under the covers of some massive trees even after the rain came in.. You cats ARE THE SOUL OF SYDNEY!

Special thanks to the DJ’s who got right behind the day; Mason (Paper Plane Project), Nathan (The Liberators & DOJO Cuts) , Phil Toke, Eaddie Ramia & Michael Zac (Our House DJ’s).

We will be getting this going again very soon! so get in touch on our facebook page or email us for details or if you want to get invloved playing some music etc.

Peace

Venue Update (20th Nov 9am)

E-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com if any issues finding us etc.

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In the name of spreading REAL MUSIC, SOUL OF SYDNEY & TONE have teamed up to put forward a small number of hush-hush out door POP UP street & parkside throwdowns during summer.

The idea is a series of free Pop-UP Sunday afternoon family friendly Picnic’s in various outdoor locations around this beautiful city, featuring rotating sets from local DJ’s & Artists still flying the flag for quality music in Sydney.

If you like the idea of hearing everything from James Brown, Jocelyn Brown, Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Dilla & Masters At Work & Frankie Knuckles in an outdoor location where you can have a Sunday Picnic in the sunshine, then join us as we celebrate the gift of great music, in a relaxed environment with friends and al-fresco on picnic blankets!

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We will be kicking off next Sunday 20th Nov in a special Innercity Parkside location

Music Policy: Soul, Afro-beat, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop & Soulful House

Free entry: Open Mic, Open Decks & Open Floor (for all you dancers)

Soul of Sydney DJ’s + Guests dropping a everything from NEO SOUL, CLASSIC FUNK BREAKS, DISCO, & B-boy Boogie

E-mail soulofsydney@gmail.com for details.

PLEASE NOTE: events will depend on weather so we will make a decision late in the week & send venue information via email & sms by weeks end. Venue info WILL NOT be posted on FB, so if you are interested please shoot us an email at soulofsydney@gmail.com with your mobile number so we can keep you posted.

One of the few spots we may be using..

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Updated INFO:

We have a few spots near Alexandria but waiting to see if the weather holds up, if it is blue sky’s then we are in business and will be sending an sms blast out of where you can be found.

Few points that might help you organize you day better;

· It is a family friendly picnic first and foremost so could be a good idea really to pack an eski/ picnic basket, fruit, drinks and something to sit on etc.

· We have a spot with a stack of grass around with plenty of room for kids, it is 5 mins from city around Alexandria, there is shade but best people bring some hats etc. \

· We will have a basic DJ set up playing everything from Sade to James Brown to De La Soul, Erykah Badu & Masters At Work. It is open decks with rotating DJ’s (but best people get in touch via email if keen to play to confirm time slots)

· We are hoping to kick off by 12pm till around 5 or 6

· We will be waiting for the weather forecast before we make the call as it is outdoors, if it does look like it’s going to rain then we will simply move till next sunny Sunday. (We will be in touch later in the week via email and on the day via SMS in case we have to move the party so we will need your Mob. details too.)

· If you are a local Musician, Mc, Singer, Percussionist or DJ then we are very keen to hear from you if you would like to play, especially if you down to play percussion along the Djs in an open jam vibe for Sunday. (we are hoping to get thing going as a regular Sunday afternoon local soul funk and hip hop open jam session so if your keen to be part of it let us know)

· For local Soul music fan then we simply wants you there enjoying the music, so get a group of friends together, spared the word and come down for a day out it the park.

Stay Updated online at;

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/soulofsydney
FB: http://www.facebook.com/soulofsydney
Online: http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

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WHY NOW?

This came about due to the overwhelming disappointment with the closure of so many GREAT music venues in Sydney recently. So we felt the time was right to organise a local music communal get together for the locals who have been supporting the music and venues we all love.

We will have a Sound System, Decks & Mic set up, so if you are keen to help out with music or a mini show case, let us know via FB or e-mail.

Peace,

From your good friends at

Soul of Sydney & Tone

Updated Event Info –> http://www.soulofsydney.org/blockparty

Proudly Supported By Sydney’s REAL MUSIC VENUE TONE, back-online verysoon to support sydneys music scene –> http://www.tone.net.au/

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BLOCK-PARTY FUNK MIXTAPE TRIBUTE TO OBAMA

Mixed by: Phil Toke & Soul Of Sydney, of Sydney Australia

Running Time: 74 minutesblack power to the people usa america obama barack flickr soul funk disco ohm collective phil toke obama tribute mix sydney

DOWNLOAD:

at Sound Cloud or Here

Track List

  1. The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Midnight Groove,<Soul Of Sydney Edit>
  2. Fatback Band – Mister Bass Man
  3. The Head Hunters- God Made Me Funky
  4. The Honey Drippers- Impeach The President
  5. The O’Jays- Give The People What They Want
  6. James Brown- The Boss
  7. Bill Withers- Lovely Day
  8. Herb Alpert – RiseYObama EDIT>
  9. James Brown – Funky President
  10. Maceo & The Macks – Soul Power ’74
  11. Donald Byrd- Change- Makes You Want To Hustle
  12. Curtis Mayfield- Right on For The Darkness
  13. Stevie Wonder- Black Man
  14. The Blackbyrds- Rock City Park
  15. Odyssey- Going Back To My Roots
  16. John McLaughlin- Planetary Citizen
  17. Issac Hays- Theme From S.H.A.F.Tt black President.
  18. The Beginning of The End- Funky Nassau (Part 1)
  19. George Clinton – One Nation Under A Groove
  20. Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
  21. Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions
  22. George Benson- You Can Do It < Phil Toke & Soul of Sydney ‘I Have A DREAM EDIT’
  23. Roy Ayers- Evolution
Just caught some GREAT  news on twitter that Erykah Badu will back in Sydney early next year performing at the Sydney Opera House & what better way then celebrate with a BADU Mixtape of her dropping rare classic funk and hip hop gems on BBC radio.
Niche Productions & Live Nation present

ERYKAH BADU

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop

GRAMMY® award winning artist Erykah Badu is touching down in Australia this summer in what is sure to be the hottest ticket of the season.

Forging her own path in soul music and almost single-handedly directing the genre since the ’97 debut Baduizm, Badu’s releases have always demanded critics attention, whilst her live shows incite rapturous engagement from audiences as she bursts through hits like On & On, Love Of My Life, Apple Tree, Tyrone, Bag Lady, Window Seat and more.

Her latest release New Amerykah Part II (Return Of The Ankh) further pushed the boundaries of contemporary soul music, enlisting the work of previous collaborators James Poyser and Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson (The Roots, Al Green) as well as cutting edge producers like Madlib, Sa Ra Creative Partners, Karriem Riggins (Diana Krall) and the late J Dilla.

Erykah Badu will perform live for the very first time in her own headline shows in Australia, offering fans their first taste to see her in concert in exquisite and historic venues such as Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Palais Theatre and Perth’s picturesque Kings Park. For the latter two events, she will be joined by New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop.

The enigmatic seven piece soul act have won the world over with their hypnotic live performances which translate their impeccable records to a live setting in a similarly dynamic fashion to Badu’s razor sharp band. Their last album ‘Live At Roundhouse London’ showcased the incredible live show, which takes in highlights from their albums ‘Based On A True Story’ and ‘Dr Boondigga and the Big BW’ and Australian audiences may be in for a taste of new material, which is hinted at a mid 2012 release.

Do not miss the captivating Erykah Badu as she tours across Australia for the first time in her own headline shows, joined by Fat Freddy’s Drop in Melbourne and Perth for some of the most musically exquisite engagements of the summer programme.

Niche Productions & Live Nation present Erykah Badu February 2012 Tour

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Tickets: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/ 02 9250 7777 http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
PRESALE (INSIDERS – Sydney Opera House ‘Insider’ members): TUE 8 NOV
PRESALE (INHOUSE – Sydney Opera House enews subscribers): WED 9 NOV
GP ONSALE: MON 14 NOV

Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
LN & NP PRESALE: TUE 8 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
ME PRESALE: – MON 7 NOV – TUE 8 NOV
TM PRESALE: – WED 9 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

The Erykah Badu Mixtape!

Erykah Badu Mix live on BBC radio
  1. Sa-Ra – Sun [Delmark]
  2. Stark Reality – Cooking [Stones Throw]
  3. Funkadelic – Miss You A Lot [Westbound]
  4. Michael White – The Blessing Song [Freestyle]
  5. Muro – I’m Just Doing My Job [Staple Design]
  6. Day Light – Give It Up [White]
  7. Ramp – I Just Love You
  8. Sun Ra – Where There Is No Sun [Art Yard]
  9. Earth, Wind & Fire – Clover [Columbia]
  10. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park [Fantasy]
  11. War – Me & Baby Brother
  12. Trouble Funk – Trouble Funk Express [Greyhound]
  13. Cybotron – Clear [Fantasy]
  14. Erykah Badu – On And On [Instrumental]

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Gilles has an exclusive DJ Mix from Erykah Badu and a few words from her on Sun Ra, Sa Ra and why she loves Gilles so much!

We also spin the monster 10 minute Maida Vale session track from Raphael Saadiq that was promised last week.

And a stack of great new tracks, with brand new music from the likes of

Thundercat, Robert Mitchell, Ntjam Rosie, Richard Spaven & Phoney Ppl.

download

Chapter 1
  1. Billy Bang Sextet – Rainbow Gladiator [Soul Note]
  2. Odyssey Quartet – Early Bird [White]
  3. Thundercat – Thunder For Love I Come [Brainfeeder]
  4. Richard Spaven – Maz Feat. Jose James [Jazz Refreshed]
  5. Mr. Beatnick – Synthetes [White]
  6. Little Beaver – Concrete Jungle [Cat]
  7. Shockazulu – Part 4 [2000 Black]
  8. Earth, Wind & Fire – Runnin’ [CBS]
  9. Raphael Saadiq – Movin’ Down The Line [Columbia]
  10. Raphael Saadiq – The Answer (Live At Maida Vale)
  11. Phoney Ppl – If This Is How Love Feels (Live At Maida Vale)
Now That’s What I Call Bumps Vol.3
  1. Lunice – Glow [Forthcoming On LuckyMe]
  2. Eddie Logix – Congraduation
  3. AKarlmarx – Anti Gravity [Forthcoming On MPM]
  4. Kansano – Sanctuary [Forthcoming On Circulations]
  5. Chief – Outro [Feelin’]
  6. Steve Reid – Lions Of Judah [From The Album ‘Nova’ Released On Mustevic, 1976]
  7. TOKiMONSTA – Fallen Arches [Forthcoming On Brainfeeder]
Chapter 3
  1. Robert Mitchell 3io – Twice
Erykah Badu Mix
  1. Sa-Ra – Sun [Delmark]
  2. Stark Reality – Cooking [Stones Throw]
  3. Funkadelic – Miss You A Lot [Westbound]
  4. Michael White – The Blessing Song [Freestyle]
  5. Muro – I’m Just Doing My Job [Staple Design]
  6. Day Light – Give It Up [White]
  7. Ramp – I Just Love You
  8. Sun Ra – Where There Is No Sun [Art Yard]
  9. Earth, Wind & Fire – Clover [Columbia]
  10. The Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park [Fantasy]
  11. War – Me & Baby Brother
  12. Trouble Funk – Trouble Funk Express [Greyhound]
  13. Cybotron – Clear [Fantasy]
  14. Erykah Badu – On And On [Instrumental]
Chapter 5
  1. Thundercat – Thundercat Jamboree [Brainfeeder]
  2. Little Dragon – Nightlight [Ntjamusic]
  3. Coki – Boomba [Tempa]
  4. Hype Williams – Side A, Track 5 [White]
  5. Stealing Sheep – Shoot The Ducks To Win [Red Deer Club]
  6. Ntjam Rosie – In Need [White]
  7. Memotone – Clockwork Horse [Black Acre]

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More info
Niche Productions & Live Nation presentERYKAH BADU

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop

GRAMMY® award winning artist Erykah Badu is touching down in Australia this summer in what is sure to be the hottest ticket of the season.

Forging her own path in soul music and almost single-handedly directing the genre since the ’97 debut Baduizm, Badu’s releases have always demanded critics attention, whilst her live shows incite rapturous engagement from audiences as she bursts through hits like On & On, Love Of My Life, Apple Tree, Tyrone, Bag Lady, Window Seat and more.

Her latest release New Amerykah Part II (Return Of The Ankh) further pushed the boundaries of contemporary soul music, enlisting the work of previous collaborators James Poyser and Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson (The Roots, Al Green) as well as cutting edge producers like Madlib, Sa Ra Creative Partners, Karriem Riggins (Diana Krall) and the late J Dilla.

Erykah Badu will perform live for the very first time in her own headline shows in Australia, offering fans their first taste to see her in concert in exquisite and historic venues such as Sydney Opera House, Melbourne’s Palais Theatre and Perth’s picturesque Kings Park. For the latter two events, she will be joined by New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop.

The enigmatic seven piece soul act have won the world over with their hypnotic live performances which translate their impeccable records to a live setting in a similarly dynamic fashion to Badu’s razor sharp band. Their last album ‘Live At Roundhouse London’ showcased the incredible live show, which takes in highlights from their albums ‘Based On A True Story’ and ‘Dr Boondigga and the Big BW’ and Australian audiences may be in for a taste of new material, which is hinted at a mid 2012 release.

Do not miss the captivating Erykah Badu as she tours across Australia for the first time in her own headline shows, joined by Fat Freddy’s Drop in Melbourne and Perth for some of the most musically exquisite engagements of the summer programme.

Niche Productions & Live Nation present Erykah Badu February 2012 Tour

Sunday 19th Feb – Sydney Opera House
Tickets: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/ 02 9250 7777 http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
PRESALE (INSIDERS – Sydney Opera House ‘Insider’ members): TUE 8 NOV
PRESALE (INHOUSE – Sydney Opera House enews subscribers): WED 9 NOV
GP ONSALE: MON 14 NOV

Wednesday 22nd Feb – Palais – Melbourne with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
LN & NP PRESALE: TUE 8 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

Saturday 25th Feb – Kings Park & Botanic Garden – Perth with Fat Freddy’s Drop
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ 136 100
ME PRESALE: – MON 7 NOV – TUE 8 NOV
TM PRESALE: – WED 9 NOV – THUR 10 NOV
GP ONSALE: – MON 14 NOV

Moments of Zen: War Child Emmanuel Jal at Sydney Opera House


Our good friend at Moments of Zen put together this write up on Emmanuel Jal‘s Sydney Opera House Showcase.

Full Article Here

The Sydney Opera House just wrapped up their Dangerous Ideas series, and I attended an event on child soldiers featuring activist/hip hop artist Emmanuel Jal and author/journalist Kate Adie called “War: Keep Out of Reach of Children.” The panel discussion, chaired by Mark Colvin, explored the historical use of child soldiers with Emmanuel describing his experiences with the Sudanese war and the hardships he overcame. Unfortunately, children are often exploited during war and Kate Adie’s candid contribution to the discussion was beyond informative – I appreciated her unique perspective, including her view that media coverage on war is “absolutely sanitized.”

At only 8 years old, Emmanuel began training to “kill as many Arabs + Muslims as possible.” After years of fighting, British aid worker Emma McCune adopted and smuggled him (and other child soldiers) into Kenya. Unfortunately, she passed away in a car accident and Emmanuel was faced with more hardships. I am inspired by his strength and for sharing his story with the world, despite all the emotional and physical trauma he has endured. During the question period I asked Emmanuel how hip hop has helped him in his healing process and for him, music is “food for his soul” and through this outlet, as well as his Christian faith, he has overcome the anger and bitterness he has carried around with him – something that many conscious hip hop fans can also attest to. He finds comfort through his music and uses this as a forum to educate the world about war and poverty and how we can help people out of this situation.

Emmanuel’s charity Gua Africa has projects in Sudan and Kenya that focus on the very issue of overcoming negative effects of war through education for children and young adults. Also, his book “War Child“(which I got autographed :) ) and his award-winning documentary by the same name, tells Emmanuel’s harrowing story and how the lives of these children can be improved. The documentary War Child is screening this Friday, October 7th at The Basement in Sydney, followed by an exclusive performance with DJ Silvastone, Sista Savage, Macc-Too, Future of Rap, Mxc Wol and Dark $ Paid featuring Culture Crew.

As a Tamil from Sri Lanka, the plight of child soldiers strikes a particular chord with me and I’m going to try my very best to make it out to The Basement on Friday to check out the documentary and see Emmanuel perform live – I appreciate his realness and how it translates into his music. If you live in Sydney, I encourage you to hit up The Basement on Friday night and feel free to check out Jal’s TED Talk and a Riz Khan feature on Al Jazeera below.  Peace. Literally.

Emmanuel Jal Live in Sydney This Friday at The Basement

Straightup, Top Shelf and African Film Festival are excited to announce the Sydney debut of world renowned African hip-hop artist, peace activist and novelist, Emmanuel Jal (South Sudan).

“the potential of a young Bob Marley” Peter Gabriel

Tickets at the The Basement or online:
http://admin.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=49919&caller=CAL&noadd=true&skin

Early bird ticket buyers get entry to screening of the film “Warchild”, the story of child soldier, Emmanuel Jal.

“Arguably the most important line up of African hip hop ever seen in Australia.”

Emmanuel Jal will be playing with DJ Silvastone (UK) plus Sista Savage, Macc-Too, Future of Rap, Mxc Wol and Dark $ Paid featuring Culture Crew.

Emmanuel Jal
In the war-torn region of Southern Sudan, Emmanuel Jal was born into the life of a child solider on an unknown date in the early 1980s. Through unbelievable struggles, Emmanuel managed to survive and emerge as a recording artist, achieving worldwide acclaim for his unique style of hip hop, “Gospel Rap”, with its message of peace and reconciliation born out of his personal experiences. His latest single, We Want Peace feat. Alicia Keys, from his upcoming album, See Me Mama is heavily influenced by this background.

We Want Peace Video

Gua Video

Warchild Video

Emmanuel has released three studio albums to date: Gua, Ceasefire and Warchild. selling hundreds of thousands of copies world wide. He is the only musician to have performed at the UN General Assembly receiving no less than three standing ovations. As well as having performed at Live 8, WOMAD UK, V Festival and Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday celebrations.

“I was enormously impressed meeting Emmanuel Jal. He is an extraordinary artist, led by the heart. A man on a mission who I am sure will eventually affect an enormous number of people in Africa at first, and then around the world. I felt I was meeting a man with the potential of a young Bob Marley. There is a generosity and compassion in his approach to the world that is an inspiration to me, and I am sure will be to many others.” Peter Gabriel

DJ Silvastone

In 2005 Silvastone began to tour overseas with Emmanuel Jal doing shows such as The African Hip Hop summit and the MTV EMAs. His production style is wide, ranging from Hip Hop to House and R&B to Indie. The producers that have most influenced Silvastone are Rodney Jerkins, Timbaland, Quincy Jones, and Wookie.

A few years on and Silvastone’s production has grown immensely, DJ-ing on radio stations and clubs in and around London. He had a residency in a number of clubs in Brighton. However it did not stop there for Mr. Stone, as he has travelled the world DJ-ing internationally, in Ghana, Nigeria, New York, New Orleans and LA. Recently working with Sway on his MOBO winning album, The Signature LP as well as with Blak twang on his album “Speaking From Experience”.

In a nutshell: Silvastone is one of the best up and coming Dj/producers in the UK.

Salaam!!!
Gua!!!
Peace!!!!

We hope you can make it down on the night as it will be amazing!

‘Harbour Funk 2009’: FUNK, HIP HOP & REGGAE Boat Party- Sun 15th Nov


Harbour Funk 2009

Funk, Reggae & Hip Hop Boat Party on Sydney Harbour!

Over 3 levels,4 live acts, DJ’s & MC

Feat:  Nick Toth, SpinDMusic, Diafrix, MC Hazaduz, DJ CXL, Mike Who, DJ Ruse, Gian Arpino, Deep Street Soul, Dojo Cuts feat. Roxie Ray, Russ Dewbury,JC, Ari Roze

Where: The Lady Rose catamaran, Departing from The Man of War Steps,11.45am, (Next to Sydney Opera House) @ Sunday November 15th

Tix + Info: Facebook , Moshtix, Inthemix

Brought to you by Funkdafied

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