Contra Atake Rhythms
- AddressFirst Floor 393 Brunswick St
CONTRA ATAKE RHYTHMS
AFRO-BEAT: FUNK: SALSA: REGGAE: DUB
Aztek Electronic Music presents an Afro-Beat, Dub-Reggae, Salsa night @ First Floor.
Contra Atake rhythms strikes again, this time with the amazing 10 piece band LAMINE SONKO & THE AFRICAN INTELLIGENCE accompanied by the high energy show of NEW DUB CITY (ghanian dance, reggae music with nigerian afro funk and congolese styles)
The night will be a celebration of the music from Mother Africa, bursting rhythms such as Afro-beat, reggae, Salsa and funk mixed with outstanding artists and performers from all around the world, creating a Multicultural, multi-genre original experience.
EXPECT HIGH ENERGY AND FULL DANCING!
$10 @ Door
LAMINE SONKO & THE AFRICAN INTELLIGENCE
Percussive blend of jazz, funk and soul. Influenced by the infectuous afro-beat music of West Africa, Lamine Sonko & The African Intelligence delivers contemporary African funk to the Australian music scene.
African Intelligence is a 10 piece ensemble led by Senegalese singer/dancer Lamine Sonko, sharing with you a musical report from the roots of afrobeat, reggae and salsa. From funky baselines and swift guitar riffs to the smooth groove of a message` with meaning, here is a band that has it all!
With an energetic and colorful line up of Australia’s finest world musicians, this band charms and engages its audiences from start to finish with their own fusion of contemporary and traditional african rhythms. It’s exhilarating, it’s infectuous, it dares you dance!
Lamine Sonko was born in Senegal, West Africa into a family of griots known as culture keepers.
Lamine’s practice is motivated by a desire to experiment in this space between the traditional and the contemporary in ways that develop new forms of musical collaboration and exchange. this is underpinned by a larger aim to develop communities of musicians from the African, Australian, American and European continents, working to build a space in which a spirit of togetherness for a better future can be experienced through the unyielding force of music and dance.
NEW DUB CITY
New Dub City are a dub, dancehall and hip hop group renowned for their high energy shows. They are about to release their second album and have toured Australia, the US and NZ, including a tour of remote Aboriginal communities in the Western Desert.