Fri 5 Oct 2012

The voice behind such latin soul and funk anthems “Subway Joe”, “Ordinary Guy”, “Gypsy Woman” and “Riot!” is playing is first and only Australian club show at the Hi-Fi Bar on Friday 5 October.

The renowned son of African-American and Filipino parents is a living legend from the golden age of Fania, when Puerto Ricans in New York blended their own latin rhythms with 1950s doo wop and James Brown-era soul music to create the what is now known as Latin Soul, Latin Funk and Boogaloo. Self-taught singer, bandleader and pianist Joe Bataan is probably the most renowned of all Latin Soul artists in the world today. After disappearing for 20 years, The King of Latin Soul is now in high demand touring the U.S., Europe, Asia and now Australia. In his only Australia club show at the Hi-Fi Bar on Friday 5 October, Joe Bataan will be backed by the 10-piece Del Barrio latin orchestra complete with backing vocalists, horn section and three percussionists. RRR’s Chris Gill and PBS’ Emma Peel will be hosting a big bad boogaloo vinyl party before and after the main performance of what is sure to be a rare and memorable night.

WHAT: Joe Bataan “King of Latin Soul” (USA) & Del Barrio Orchestra
WITH: DJs Chris Gill and Emma Peel
WHERE: Hi-Fi Bar Melbourne
WHEN: Friday 5 October 2012
TICKETS: $49.00 + b.f. from:

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