SUPPORTED BY: STELLA SAVY AVEK FRERS.
Fronted by trumpet player, Olugbade Okunade aka GP Saxy, from Fela Kuti’s, Egypt 80; brings the original party vibe of Nigerian afrobeat to Ballarat for one night only.
Alárìíyá‘s compositions come from Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage, blended with the finest afro-jazz, funk rhythms creating a unique sound. Their recent album launch at Melbourne’s, The Toff In Town was a sell-out event and left audiences wanting more. Get your dancing shoes on, and let the party people awaken your spirit with blazing horns, driving rhythms, punchy lyrics to keep you dancing all night long! This is Afrobeat at its finest.
During the course of her career, Stella has worked with musicians from all over the world. The Avek Frer line-up is world class- with her musical brothers fully committed to the groove. Andrew Vincent on double bass and Geoff Hassall on drums form a mean rhythm section, while Wayne Parker adds pure groove and melody on guitar to Stella’s original roots-based tunes.
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Nigerian Cultural Workshop 2-4pm
Suttons House Of Music, 31 Sturt Street Ballarat
Experience and engage with Nigerian culture, through music, song and drumming. Learn about Nigerian traditional rhythms in afrobeat, worror and highlife music. Come and learn from Nigerian Afrobeat master – Olugbade Okunade and world class drummer – Tony Priest from Alárìíyá, as they teach you the traditional songs and drumming patterns of Nigeria. Sing the songs, play the percussion and enjoy the vibes!
Workshop is followed by an afro-party at Suttons House of Music with Nigerian band, Alárìíyá and Ballarat’s very own Stella Savy Avek Frers. Come and party with us!
All levels welcome.
Alárìíyá & Stella Savy Avek Frers Show – $18
Workshop & Show Package – $40
Tickets available here
SUTTONS WILL ONLY RESERVE TABLES FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO DINE BEFORE THE SHOW.
Call (03) 5333 4393 to arrange your pre-show dinner booking.
YOU WILL BE ASKED TO QUOTE YOUR BOOKING ID NUMBER WHEN MAKING A DINNER RESERVATION
Once the restaurant is full there will be standing room only.