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Eclectic Ladyland women on tracks with Sigrid, Fri 2:00am - 6:00am
The Breakfast Spread your musical alternative with Claire & Milo, Fri 6:00am - 9:00am
Ports of Paradise exotic mid-century jazz with Paddy Harrisson, Fri 9:00am - 11:00am
Riddim Yard roots, dub & rocksteady with Rick Howe, Fri 11:00am - 1:00pm

12/10/17 - 15/10/17



Balkan Jam, lead by the leader of Australia’s only Balkan brass orchestra, Opa, and often other members of Opa join! Come and jam out on the funky east-west fusion that is Balkan music. Learn tunes or improv with other players or just come and enjoy with a shot of authentic Serbian (or Croation) Slivovic // Farouk’s Olive, High st Thornbury // Free // 8pm

II:S:II+A, 3 musical monks are on a journey to India to bring back the scriptures. Along the way they meet a magic horse. The power of this Quartet is IRREPRESSIBLE // 9pm // Tickets from $10 // Jazzlab in Brunswick.


Featuring an internationally renowned lineup that traverses The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia, The Senegambian Jazz Band will bring over 8-thousand years of musical tradition, rhythm & melody to the Nightcat for a very very special Friday night. Fronting the five-piece band is the phenomenally talented Amadou Suso, affectionately referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the Kora, and a direct descendent of the world’s first Kora player. Wild. On DJ duties PBS FM's world music master Adriana will be spinning flavours from around the world // NightCat on Johnston st // 10pm // Tickets on the door.

World Premiere of A Requiem for Cambodia: Bangsokol. Almost four decades on since the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge, Bangsokol is the first major symphonic work to address this legacy of pain and will premiere at Melbourne Festival before performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Philharmonie de Paris. The tradition of the requiem displays how the greatest and most uplifting works of art have been born of the darkest events, and Bangsokol joins their number as an extraordinary new work spanning song, film, dance and speech. // Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre // 7:30 // Friday & Saturday Night // tickets from $60.


CÁMÁRÁ, Wombatuque and Old Guard Of The North will take you into a deep journey of the roots of Samba, from Clara Nunes to Fundo de Quintal, via the most popular tunes made by Paulinho da Viola, Cartola, Candeia and many others. Accompanied by special guests from the Capoeira community, Capoeira being the afro-brazilian martial art that combines dance, acrobatics and music // Bar Open on Brunswick st // $8 // from 9pm.

Jamaica Jump Up with live band the Jump Up Allstars. Get down to The Gaso and and hear music covering the 1960s and 1970s ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub and dancehall sound. Expect a live, red hot set from The Jump Up Allstars a once-off Jamaican Jam Jamboree pulling players from The Ska Vendors, The Moonhops, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Johnny Longshot and Shanty Town. You'll never see the same line up twice but the riddims served up are always smoking! As always we've brought together the finest PBS selectors including Rick Howe (from Riddim Yard), Miss Goldie (from Boss Action), and Jesse I (from Babylon Burning) // Only $10 for PBS Members, and $15 for future members // The Gasometer in Collingwood // 9pm.

Last Updated 11 October 2017 8:20am

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