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World

Bringing the rhythms, instruments and styles of different cultures together. A celebration of Australia's ethnic diversity.

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The Seven Ups - The Boss     Funk/Soul, Funk, World, Instrumental 13/02/2015
Deep Funk and BAD Afro! Blending influences from 1970s Nigerian Afrobeat with the deepest of street Funk, The Seven Ups are the original 7-piece party band.
2015 MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Chelsea Wilson, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC)

Senora Doll, a B side, slows things down a bit for a more reflective soulful number. But don't worry, it's still covered in dirt!

Other tracks by The Seven Ups:  Señora Doll  -  The Trial
Mzaza - ‘Enfants du Chemin (Children of the Road)’     World, World 04/02/2015
Mzaza’s writers and musicians skilfully create their own set of traditions from a tapestry of richly woven influences from France, the Balkans, the Middle East and Sephardic Spain.
‘Enfants du Chemin (Children of the Road)’ could not be a more apt introduction to the third release from Brisbane world music darlings Mzaza [pron.EM-ZA-ZA], an LP entitled Ghosts.

ON TOUR:
MAR/APR
VIC/NSW/QLD

Sophie Castriota - Free     World, Pop, Instrumental, Dance 04/02/2015
Sophie Castriota is a violinist, singer and composer based in Australia, with royal ties to the Albanian King warrior George Castriota Skanderbeg. She specializes in Balkan-Middle Eastern/Western fusion music.
"Free" is a violin-focused Middle Eastern & Western fusion pop song that sends a message of unity and freedom to the world.

Other tracks by Sophie Castriota:  Skanderbeg  -  Paradise
The Public Opinion Six - Jappo     World, African 12/01/2015
The Public Opinion Six are a six piece Melbourne based band that breathe new life into the sound of West Africa.
The Public Opinion Six, formerly The Afrobiotics. “Jappo,” in the Senegalese language of Wolof means “unite”. Behind Lamine’s straight-out-of-Dakar vocal stylings, The Public Opinion Six bring a heavy 1970s Lagos influenced groove, creating a pumping Pan African mélange – sure to get motors running everywhere, from West Africa to worldwide.

One Sixth - Cosmetic Love     World, African, Hip Hop 07/01/2015
1/6 has won numerous plaudits in his decade long rap career, from the Hilltop Hoods award in 2010 to a critically acclaimed solo album Electronic Mail released by Pang Productions.
“Cosmetic Love,” is a rumination on the nature of relationships by one of Australia’s leading rap lyricists 1/6. The track’s life began as a jam session that went to tape in the early days of the Hope Street studio, based on an idea by PutBacks guitarist Tom Martin.

The Imprints - Unravelling     Pop, World, Electronic, Folk 19/12/2014
The Imprints have performed all over the world at festivals including Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Fusion Festival.Their style of dance music has been described as stunning and atmospheric.
Unravelling is the first single from the upcoming album of the same name, due for release in 2015.
Lush layers of violins laced with synth bass and hypnotic drums form a cinematic soundscape, over which Willow sings dreamy vocals, which have been likened to the sound of Portisheads Beth Gibbons.

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Tichawona Mashawa & Velvet Pesu - Kedush     World 19/12/2014
Tichawona Mashawa plays the ancient sound of the Zimbabwe traditional Mbira musical instrument accompanied by vocalist Velvet Pesu, performing vocal harmony and trance rhythm.
Derived from an Ethiopian word called Kidus, which in the language of Amharic means to bless. The name was inspired by Tichawona's travels across Ethiopia.

Ann Leung - Mahatma     Ethnic Multicultural, Drum 'n' Bass / Jungle, World, Gay Alligned 03/12/2014
in search of beautiful….Ann seeks to create “insanely beautiful spaces” through the energy and healing power of music. Honest, evocative, inspirational, and quirky. Come, share the journey.
Organic tribal rhythms, tabla drums, chanting, psychedelic sitars, vintage electrics - an uplifting tribute celebrating the teaching and spirit of Mahatma Gandhi

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Other tracks by Ann Leung:  Mia's Song  -  Sky Meets Land
Tibet2Timbuk2 - Heart Sutra     World 03/12/2014
Rollicking Tibetan folk, afro-reggae guitar grooves and intricate Indian tabla. Together, Tenzin Choegyal, Marcello Milani and Shen Flindell create a new joyful sound that transcends cultural boundaries.
Heart Sutra is based on the Buddhist mantra of compassion, a prayer for the well-being of all sentient beings everywhere.

Mzaza - Nightwatch     World 29/11/2014
Mzaza presents a show like no other: powerful, sultry multilingual vocals and sounds and rhythms from faraway places. A show that will make your heart beat and your feet dance.
Mzaza matches powerful, multilingual vocals with jaw-dropping technique and gripping compositions. The band's sound is anchored in group members' French-Sephardic and Balkan origins and influenced by their love of Gypsy and Middle Eastern music.

Formidable Vegetable Sound System - SOS (Save Our Seeds) Feat. Vandana Shiva     Electronic, Swing, World, News 22/11/2014
Formidable Vegetable Sound System deliver you the secrets to growing abundance, improving life and reversing climate-change through energetic mash-ups of vintage speakeasy-style electroswing, ukulele and horns.
An upbeat electroswing dance track featuring one of the best known global food activists, Vandana Shiva calling us to reject genetically modified food and seed. Written as a protest song for the March Against Monsanto from the chants of over 4000 people protesting in San Francisco in May 2013.

Con Kalamaras - sto faliro pou plenesai     World, Ethnic, Acoustic, Folk 05/11/2014
Con Kalamaras plays REBETIKO, which is the Greek Blues, Music from Greece from the 1920's-30's.
This song is about Greece in Summer time during the 1930's

Other tracks by Con Kalamaras:  Arapas Pernas  -  Ambient Minore
Black Jesus Experience - Ichilalo     World, Hip Hop, Jazz, African 29/10/2014
Afro-Jazz, funk and poetic rap form a mystic brew of intoxicating grooves taking traditional Ethiopian forms into a new era for ears and rears.
A light-hearted and uplifting tale of the journey from Ethiopia to inner-city Melbourne.

Other tracks by Black Jesus Experience:  Migration  -  Ethiobop
Kunda - Sweet Surrender     World, Pop, Folk 18/10/2014
Uplifting, with inspiring lyrics and sensitive passionate vocals, this rich fusion of world, folk, pop and devotional influences, expresses the possibility to live in love peace and happiness now.
We can become so busy in our lives we get tired, stressed and suffer, and realize that we have no joy and peace. When we reach that point in our lives where we have had enough, surrender happens then the joy peace and happiness we have always wanted is found.

Other tracks by Kunda:  Awaken This Heart  -  Eyes Are Wide Open
Melanie Horsnell - Etoiles     Folk, Acoustic, World 18/10/2014
Dans la mer aussi il y a des étoiles whimsical romantic offering of whispery laments, haunting cities and lonely souls sketched out by the signature feathery voice of Melanie Horsnell.
A song i wrote about an old artists studio, a sculptor, gentle hands, dust on old books, muted light coming through the window onto a series of sculptures in progress, red velvet couches and a grand piano all in a low room, it is a big love song.

ON TOUR:
NOV
VIC/NSW/QLD

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Other tracks by Melanie Horsnell:  Over the rainbow  -  La vie en rose
Mid Ayr - My Mayhem     Folk, Pop, World 09/10/2014
Mid Ayr,the moniker of Brisbane-based singer/songwriter Hugh Middleton, best known for his work as lead guitarist in The Trouble With Templeton, cultivates a sound between ethereal and new wave pop.
“A dreamy, pop rock gem complete with delicate guitar work and swelling vocals, there's something absolutely delightful and carefree to it.” Pile Rats

John Mills - More Joyful     World, Acoustic 01/09/2014
John Mills was born in Melbourne 1953. Growing up in a musical household, he was given an electric guitar at age ten and his love for the instrument was born.
This piece features guitar, kalimba and percussion...the kalimba given to me as a gift years ago. I was lucky to have a young Brazilian boy, Kai, play a clay pot drum on the track. The song is for my partner and describes her personality perfectly...'there is no one more joyful...'

Other tracks by John Mills:  After the Rain  -  Goodnight
Grace Barbé - Afro-Séga     World 26/08/2014
Seychelles islander Grace Barbé is a genuinely exotic world music star for the 21st century whose soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage.
A massive dance floor killer that fuses the Indian Ocean séga rhythm with afrobeat, disco and latin influences.

WAMAWARD NOMINEE 2016: Best World Music Act


Other tracks by Grace Barbé:  Tou Lanwitt
Ras Jahknow - Obrigado jah     Reggae/Dub, Roots, World 22/08/2014
Melbourne’s freshest reggae band, fronted by roots heavyweight Ras Jahknow, blaze a new soul and sound into reggae. Passionate vocals in English, and Creole weave through the culturally diverse sounds.
This song is devoted to 'Jah' and thanking him for his blessings to this world. It follows in a musically traditional sense along the lines of reggae music and the message of the Rastafari religion.

Other tracks by Ras Jahknow:  Let's Unite  -  People Music
Ilias - My Girl With Blue Eyes     Pop, Rock, Alternative Country, Acoustic 19/08/2014
Ilias is a Sydney based, producer, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & singer.
‘My Girl With Blue Eyes’ has a strong beat and a great intro, an indie melody and a nice chorus – it’s a highlight of the album.

Other tracks by Ilias:  Turn The Clock Back  -  Finding You