SOUL OF SYDNEY AT VIVID 2015 feat. The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra – Sunday May 24 2015.


A4 FLYER Soul of Sydney Vivid Block Party

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Soul Of Sydney presents as part of Vivid Festival 2015 |
Melbourne Afro-Beat Powerhouse

THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA

Sunday May 24 / 1pm  | at a Secret funk oasis (5 minutes from CBD)

An afternoon of afro inspired FUNK, SOUL, DISCO, BOOGIE, BREAKS & BEYOND.

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Live Music & DJ’s | Sunday Afternoon / Evening Party | Indoor/Outdoor Party Space |  Live Soul Train & Dance Showcases | Live Hair Braiding & more

About the event /

For those that need convincing Australia has world class funk, look no further than Melbourne based powerhouse Afro-Beat ensemble The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra! Soul of Sydney are ready to present a special event as part of Vivid Festival 2015 on the 24th of May, at a secret location 5 mins from the CBD, to be released to ticket holders only.

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra (TPOAO) are a specially hand-picked cross-section of Melbourne’s unique funk, soul and afro-beat scene masterminded by Zvi Belling, Ethan Hill (DJ Manchild) and Tristan Ludowyk, and are signed to Hope Street Recordings.

Influenced by Nigeria and it’s surrounding African nations, the high intensity funk sound produced by the ensemble is an infectious blend of African rhythms akin to Fela Kuti with a dash of contemporary hip hop from scratches to guest MC’s and vocal chants over tribal rhythms.  Remaining faithful, lyrically relevant and respecting the innate power of Afro-Beat and its message, their music will lift the spirit of celebration to new heights that not even the heavens are prepared for such a spiritual experience.

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra have seen them grace Melbourne International Arts Festival (2008), WOMADelaide featuring Tumi (2010, the Perth International Arts Festival (2011) and Byron Bay Bluesfest (2011).

As with all Soul of Sydney parties, the event will feature Soul of Sydney DJ’s and Friends: Meem (Live) (Back to Funk Radio, 2ser), Mike Who (Stolen Records, Astral People, Pineapple Republic), Stephen Ferris (FBI Radio), Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney), JR Dynamite (Sydney Soul Funk Edit King) + more tba.

The Public Afro Orchestra, Vivid 2015 and Soul of Sydney are ready to cast away any doubt and deliver Sydney from all that is a part of this world, into a place not of the world, and into the promise land of good vibes and healing music. Get ready to raise your hands to the musical heavens!
WHO: The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

WHEN: 24th of May

TIME: 1pm till late

WHERE: Secret Indoor / Outdoor location (5 minutes from CBD) (Released to ticket holders)

COST: Pre-Sale tix from $10.00 at www.facebook.com/soulofsydney

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SOUL OF SYDNEY | THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA LINKS, MEDIA & IMAGES 

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra Links:

SOUL OF SYDNEY LINKS:

VIDEOS / 

  1. Bondi beach secret block party – Oct 2014 / www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYzuhVEpcMs&list=UUp2dDH446UdfbkQLTjPrdIw
  2. Soul of Sydney limbo line / feb 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wEPgWKMVg8
  3. Soul train – jan 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG1hoVI1J3Y
  4. Highlights – jan 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=tweo0Bllnp4
  5. Watuss highlights – april 2014 /www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQsd_kZusp8
  6. Soul of Sydney picnic reunion / www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDkFcfoSGmU

 

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.

More Info