Saturday 10:00pm 14th Nov 2009 – 3:00am
Firehouse (Sydney), Art Official, Undercover, Paradox & guests
Where: Havana – 32A Wigan Street
Sydney’s top ranking reggae crew – Firehouse – L.Static & Nardo – return to Aotearoa to blaze up the dance alongside Art Official, Undercover, Paradox & guests.
Reggae Dancehall Bashment inna deadly stylee!
Friday 9:30pm 27th Nov 2009
The Jinetero’s, Undercover & Ras Galho
Where: San Francisco Bathhouse – 171 Cuba Street
Price: $5 with movie ticket, $10 on the door
L.A.P.A. is a fascinating documentary about Rio’s Lapa district – ‘the Montmartre of South America’ – where hip-hop is replacing samba as the new kid on the block and once again transforming this lively cultural centre. The premier of L.A.P.A. will screen at the Film Archive on Fri 27 Nov at 7pm.
And after watching L.A.P.A. dance the night away at a post-film party at the San Francisco Bathhouse featuring live band, The Jinetero’s, Undercover & Ras Galho.
The Reasoning is a refreshing full length offering from Kenyan-born, Queensland-based Elephant Wise. The debut album has a good balance of contemporary roots and dancehall, with a conscious message underlying the songs. Rastafarian ideology prevails, making this a real reggae culture album from our very own South Pacific.
Elephant Wise worked hard to make connections with New Zealand producers, and the result of this is two killer tracks, Belly a di Beast and Sugar Nancy over two of Reality Chant’s riddims; and Burning Slow care of Auckland’s High Stakes. There is more from Holland’s Not Easy At All Productions. Elephant Wise has not been shy of vocal collaborations either; making his album international with appearances by Deadly Hunta (UK) and Amsie Brown (Africa) alongside Australian vocalists Lnx Dread and Elijah. (more…)
Deadly Hunta has been shaking up dancehalls across the UK and Europe with his unrivaled lyrical styling, machine-gun ragga flows and massive and conscious vibes!
Hailed as one of the most dynamic and innovative artists to emerge in hip-hop reggae, Hunta has become renowned for his musical diversity – being equally at ease and skilled in hip-hop, reggae and dancehall – positive and conscious lyrics and for the onslaught of pure energy that he brings to his live shows. (more…)