featuring (two undisputed heavyweights of Sydney’s live music scene);
★ THE STRIDES ★ (13-piece AFRO-BEAT, ROOTS & HIP HOP vibes) & the CUMBIAMUFFIN Orchestra ★ (15-piece LATIN VIBES wall of sounds)
plus DJ sets by
★ SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & friends.
Limbo, Soul Train & Positive Party vibes by
★ SOUL PATROL dancers & friends
Tix from $10-$15 pre-sale (released very soon)
Join Sydney’s friendliest dance floor on Sunday, May 28 for a very special LIVE dose of GLOBAL ROOTS & RHYTHMS by two of the undisputed heavyweights of Sydney’s music scene in a rare Sunday afternoon show.
THE STRIDES & CUMBIAMUFFIN – The Sounds of Australia Afro-beat, Roots & Latin Vibes compiled by SOUL OF SYDNEY.
With their explosive melting pot of Afrobeat, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Dancefloor jazz, 10-piece ensemble THE STRIDES has already won over a steadfast following in Australia. After a lengthy series of gigs that includes supporting afrobeat legend Tony Allen and becoming a headline act at both the Bellingen Global Carnival and Peats Ridge Festival, this dynamic outfit is ready to launch its new album “Reclamation” on Record Kicks. With a heavy rhythm section and a powerful 3-piece horn section, The Strides deliver a captivating blend of funky afrobeat, roots reggae, hip hop grooves, dubbed out beats, and hypnotic rhythms.
Featuring vocals by reggae master Ras Roni from Trinidad via London and rising hip hop star from Fiji MC Lil Gzeus (Little Jesus) over the super skanky, infectious, horn-heavy grooves of the band, “Reclamation” perfectly showcases the mighty force of The Strides’ innovative sound. From afrobeat-infused instrumental romps such as “Umbi Gumbi” and “Well Hung Parliament” to hip hop stormers such as first single “Reclamation”, to hints of roots reggae on “Storm Cloud” and “Fresh Lady”, Australia’s best kept secret The Strides impressively mix and combine a series of genres, and the result is something special, indeed!
About The Strides:
With a calling card of powerfully melodic horns, heavy rhythms, infectious bass lines, and the easy musings of Reggae master Ras Roni, from Barbados via London, and Fijian MC LTL Gzeus (Little Jesus), The Strides faithfully channel the sounds of Bob and Damien Marley, Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Barrington Levy and Mos Def. less
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!