AUDIO: Departure Lounge Radio Afro-Funk Special feat. El Chino, The Liberators and Soul of Sydney DJ Phil Toke


Departure Lounge Radio: Afrobeat Alert!

Flight 1510 featuring Sydney’s Afrobeat crew the The Liberators and Soul of Sydney DJ Phil Toke in to have a chat about the upcoming  all things afrobeat in Sydney including The African Film Festival & Musical Showcases.

Sydney Afro-Beat BandThe Liberators on Departure Lounge Radio

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Flight 1510  Playlist

Elchinos’ Pre Switch On Take Off Set

  1. Light Summer Dress/Music of Ma(George Sheridan mx)
  2. Crystalilise/Elizabeth Rose
  3. Manhattan Bound/Briana Cowlishaw/BC218
  4. Blossom Tree/Zara McFarlane/Brownswood

Afrobeats Selection (The Liberators, Interview)

  1. African Rhythms/Oneness of Juju/Black Fire
  2. Buy Africa/Fela Kuti/Makossa
  3. Ade/Xalam/Senegal
  4. Bulletproof/The Liberators/Record Kicks
    ...
  5. Monkeyface/The Liberators/Record Kicks
  6. Give It UP,Turn it Loose/The Daktaris/Desco
  7. Ta Lega/Zeca do Trombone and Roberto Sax
  8. Cascavel/Antonio Adolfo

Friends As DJs Series Phil Toke (The Soul Of Sydney DJ’s)

  1. Opposite People/Fela Kuti
  2. Everything/Fela Kuti
  3. Expesive Shit/Fela Kuti
  4. Nigerian Thing/Disco Re-edit
  5. Boogie Woogie/Fatback Band
  6. The Midas touch/Nightlife
  7. Could Heaven Be Like This/Idris Muhummad
  8. Rising To The Top/Keni Burke
  9. Fantasy/Earth, Wind and Fire
  10. Victory ‘83/Mass Production

Fela Kuti: Music is The Weapon, Film Screening & Tribute Night (Oct 27)

The series will kick off with a night that is a distinctive compliment to the gift of Nigerian Activist, Political maverick & God-Father of Afro-Beat Fela Anikulapo Kuti. We will be screening the definitive documentary “Fela: Music Is the Weapon” as an introduction to Fela’s dogmatic ideas, political movement & immense contribution to African Music,

This will be followed by a special show by Sydney own Afro-Beat power-house collective The Liberators and closing the night will be Soul of Sydney DJ’s with a rare Afro-Beat, Afro-Funk tribute homage to the likes of Fela Kuti (of course), Tony Allen, Hugh Masekela, Antibalas, TV On The Radio, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Kola Ogunkoya, Sonny Okosun, King Sunny Ade, Ray Lema & Manu Dibango just to name a few.

Tickets are a kick ass $10 at the door for a film, funk gig and an awesome line up of djs.

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SATURDAYS 5-5PM

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El Chino is a well known Sydney DJ and music aficionado who spent some time wandering the globe, crate digging and developing his repertoire for what was to become the smoothest flight on the 2SER roster dropping everything from New-Jazz, Afro Beat, Disco & Hip Hop.

AUSTRALIAN AFRO-BEAT: The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra Mr Clean


Our track of the day for Saturday 17th Sept is the infectous afro-beat sounds right out of Melbourne of The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra’s new single Mr Clean.

The will be celebrating the release tonight at Oxford Art Factorywith Sydneys own Afro Beat Power house The Liberators & Mr Gian Arpino dropping the afro inspired funk too.

The 7” single ‘Mr Clean (Pts 1 & 2),’ available in September on Hope Street Recordings through all good record stores.

www.thepublicopinion.net
www.nicheproductions.com.au

Saturday 17th Sept – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney w/ The Liberators and DJ Gian Arpino Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

Also for fans of the Afro-Funk sounds we will be on FUNK patrol at the first local African Film Festival Film showcase on Oct 27th @ Red Rattler Warehouse Space.

The night will feature a special screening of the 1982 FELA documentary “Music Is The Weapon”  followed by live show by The Liberators & Soul Of Sydney DJ‘s + Friends paying our own special tribute with a solid dose of Afro-beat & Afro-Funk sounds to close off the night.

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AUSTRALIAN AFRO-BEAT: The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra launch This Saturday @ Oxford Arts Factory Feat. The Liberators & Gian Arpino + Free Album Download


Friday 16th Sept – Gearins Hotel, Katoomba
Saturday 17th Sept – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Fri 23rd Sept @ The Corner, Melbourne

“I love good afrobeat stuff. I love this” Richard Kingsmill, triple j

“Close your eyes and you’d be forgiven for thinking you were hearing and all-black group from Nigeria ” – Lynden Barber, The Australian

One of Australia’s most exciting (and largest) bands, Melbourne’s Public Opinion Afro Orchestra are hitting the road to launch their new 7” single ‘Mr Clean (Pts 1 & 2),’ available in September on Hope Street Recordings through all good record stores.

2010 proved a watershed year for the seventeen strong ensemble, with breakthrough performances at WOMADelaide which resulted in worldwide support through Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 1 program. Their debut album “Do Anything, Go Anywhere’ was also nominated for an ARIA Award. The group returned to the studio before emerging triumphantly for a set at the 2011 Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, which you can download at the groups website for nix

http://www.thepublicopinion.net/2011/05/live-album-available-for-free-download/

With a unique understanding of Afrobeat, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra trace elements of the genre created by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, an add modern elements like MCs and turntablism all with a definitive world perspective stemming from the lineage of the groups members, which comes from all corners of the globe.

Melbourne is in for a bit of a Hope Street Recordings family affair with labelmates The Bombay Royale also launching their new 7” and high school super band The Cactus Channel (recently featured on an EPK by Los Angeles tastemaker Jeremy Sole) plus radio personality and POAO member DJ Manchild in support.

Sydney and Katoomba stages will see The Liberators in equally funky and appropriate support. The group recently released their debut self titled album on Italian based label Record Kicks to worldwide acclaim, including a plug in Rolling Stone Magazine.

The spirit of Fela is alive and well and with Australia one of the most unexpected places to find it, you can expect to be blown away when these guys touch down in your town.

www.thepublicopinion.net
www.nicheproductions.com.au

Saturday 17th Sept – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney w/ The Liberators and DJ Gian Arpino
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

Also for fans of FELA & fans of the Afro-Funk sounds we will be on FUNK patrol at the first local African Film Festival Film showcase on Oct 27th @ Red Rattler Warehouse Space.

The night will feature a special screening of the 1982 FELA documentary “Music Is The Weapon”  followed by live african bands & Soul Of Sydney DJ‘s + Friends paying special tribute with a solid dose of Afro-beat & Afro-Funk sounds to close off the night.

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The Liberators: Australian Afro-Beat, Latin & Funk, playing 16/3 @ The Vanguard & 10/4 @ The Basement for A Night at the Jazz Rooms


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Inspired by the greats and rhythms of 1970’s Nigerian Afrobeat and American Funk and Soul, The Liberators have mixed the ideas from the new generation of African, Latino, European and Ashuri Australians and turned out some seriously heavy and unique grooves and melodies. The Liberators are a Sydney-based 10 piece powerhouse made up of musicians from Dojo Cuts, The Strides, The Bakery and Dr Wasabi set to bring a fresh new ans straight-up Afrofunk vibe to Sydney!

Check out there three track EP

Self Reliance

Rags To Riches

DeLeb

Contact Details:

E-mail: theliberators.band@gmail.com

Moblie: 0431 379 840

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Upcoming Gigs:

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Tue March 16: The Liberators – Super Heavy Afrofunk Explosion

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The Vanguard, 42 King St Newtown Sydney

Price: $8 at the door or $5 concession, $37.00 for show + dinner

For more info check the Facebook event or click here to buy tickets online

Sat April 10th @ A NIGHT AT THE JAZZ ROOMS

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Featuring THE LIBERATORS + Michelle Martinez & Roxie Ray + DJ Russ Dewbury

The Basement, 29 Reiby Place
Sydney,

Click Moshtix for tickets & more info