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Shaolin Afronauts - Shira

Shaolin Afronauts - Shira
The Shaolin Afronauts recorded by community station, Radio Adelaide, as part of 2011's WOMADelaide festival.

The mysterious afro-soul of The Shaolin Afronauts first echoed across the dance floors of Australia in late early 2008. Heavily inspired by the sounds of 1970’s West Africa, Ethiopia and the pioneering avant-garde jazz artists of the same period the Shaolin Afronauts draw on the this highly innovative and sometimes volatile era in music, using it as inspiration to create music with the same fire and intensity. Their spirited performances have fast gained a reputation as some of the most exciting live shows around.

Originally conceived as a side project for members of The Transatlantics the Afronauts have quickly grown into one of the most exciting bands in the country, captivating listeners with their fully instrumental original Afrobeat sound.

WOMADelaide features performances and workshops on seven stages by the world's best musicians, dancers and DJs, alongside street theatre artists and visual artists, the popular Taste the World cooking program, Artists in Conversations sessions and an All-Star Gala finale.

About this track...

Heavily inspired by 1970s afrobeat, The Shaolin Afronauts were conceived as a side project of Adelaide retro soul band "The Transatlantic," bringing to life deep grooves and an avant-garde jazz flavour.

Other tracks by Shaolin Afronauts: Shaolin Theme  -  The Scarab
Number Of People In Act 6 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In SA
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Adelaide
Taken From The Release Titled Amrap Live Music Recordings_5UV_Australian Highlights of WOMADelaide 2011
Copyright Holder's Name The Shaolin Afronauts
Media Servicing Date 2011-12-27
Main Genre World
Genre 2 Funk
Genre 3 Live Performance
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Content Provider Amrap Grant Funded