Thu 17 Nov 2011

PLUS The Melbourne Ska Orchestra with MC Nicky Bomba, Grrilla Step, The Yung Warriors, Stone Love & Chant Down Sound

Blue King Brown
Blue King Brown is one of Australia’s leading live urban roots outfits. Fronted by the multi-talented power vocalist, Natalie Pa’apa’a, Blue King Brown delivers a dancehall, roots, rock and Afro-groove mash-up built on an irrepressible percussive foundation.

The Melbourne Ska Orchestra with MC Nicky Bomba
The Melbourne Ska Orchestra with MC Nicky Bomba is a 30-piece big band that plays music from the golden Ska period of 1963 through to modern day classics. Joining them on stage will be the one-and-only rocksteady originator, Jamaica’s favourite ska vendor, Stranger Cole.
Hailing from Reunion Island, Lindigo combines the Maloya’s instrumental tradition with Madagascan polyphonies. Breaking all the rules, the outfit plays trance-like rhythms layered with intricate lyrical arrangements, rounded off with physical performance pieces.

Grrilla Step
Grrilla Step is an exciting project headed by Dexter of The Avalanches fame, teaming up with Papua New Guinean log drumming master Airi Ingram (Drum Drum) and the Pacific Islander Krump crew Royal Fam. Interweaving Polynesian culture with Krump to create their own unique style, Grrilla Step effortlessly blends traditional music, hip hop turntablism and dance, creating an extraordinary, high energy show.

The Yung Warriors
The Yung Warriors duo are Australia's leading Indigenous and cultural music ambassadors. Having supported the likes of Akon, 50 Cent, The Game and Outlawz; Yung Warriors have earned their hip hop stripes and are continuing to break new ground with their masterful lyrical flow and solid beats.

Stone Love
After setting the HiFi dance-floor alight at AWME 2010, Stone Love is back with some signature dancehall sounds. An icon in his own right, Rory (Stone Love’s founder) is responsible for masterminding Jamaica’s oldest and heaviest sound system.

Chant Down Sound
On deck for DJ duties will be Melbourne’s own Chant Down Sound mixing the freshest Jamaican reggae and dancehall with vintage classics and custom dubplates. And one of Australia’s premiere reggae selectors Sista Itations, spinning some of the finest reggae tunes to be heard south of Jamaica, featuring the mesmerising Saritah on toasting duties.

Date: Thursday 17th November, 2011
Time: 7.30pm – late
Location: The HiFi, 125 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Price: $32 + BF
Bookings: 1300 843 4434, TICKETS ON SALE NOW!