Tkay Maidza, Adrian Eagle, Cool Out Sun, Kaiit, and more announced as part of WOMADelaide 2019 Line-Up

More than 40 sensational new acts from over 25 countries were added to WOMADelaide’s already strong 2019 festival line-up today, and the countdown is now on with the festival to be staged from Friday 8 – Monday 11 March in Adelaide’s Botanic Park.

Leading the charge – The Original Gypsies (France), featuring key founding members of the legendary 80s group, The Gipsy Kings. Reunited after more than 20 years, their fiery rumbas and furious flamenco will ignite hearts and feet, as they perform their much-loved songs. The intense heat of their music hasn’t dropped a single notch; it’s still fuelled by glorious sandpaper vocals and furiously strummed guitars.

Joining them will be one of the biggest names in modern African music; actress and social activist Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), whose 2011 debut “Fatou” was described by The Guardian as “spellbinding”. In 2018 she has taken her artistry to thrilling heights on her album “Fenfo”, featuring on Disclosure’s new song “Ultimatum” and making the cover of Songlines magazine.

Liz Phair (USA) celebrates the 25th anniversary of her 1993 debut studio album “Exile in Guyville”, ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Released during the peak of the grunge movement, Phair’s influence in alternative rock – and particularly on female voices in the genre – can still be felt today. In complete contrast, after 30 years of touring the globe, the pioneer of Balkan clubbing, the incendiary Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar (Romania/Germany) will perform in Australia for the first time.

WOMADelaide 2019 showcases a plethora of amazing musicians, many of who are masters of stringed instruments; from Amjad Ali Khan (India) & the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (announced last month) to violinist and loop artist Maarja Nut & Ruum (Estonia), to The Original Gypsies. The lineup also includes the internationally renowned jazz harpist, Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet (Poland/UK) and the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a West African Griot family, Sona Jobarteh (The Gambia). On the flipside, electronic rockers DuOud (Tunisia/Algeria) combine their love of the oud with the latest in technology, and one of Australia’s most lateral thinking and inventive ensembles, Adelaide’s own Zephyr Quartet, will take the stage.

“Only in Adelaide and only at WOMADelaide can audiences experience the sights, sounds and delights of cultures from over 40 countries presented by over 600 artists across 69 groups in one amazing weekend, which also demonstrates why Adelaide is Australia’s only UNESCO City of Music,” said WOMADelaide Director, Ian Scobie.

Other international artists announced today include the first ever Moroccan artist to play WOMADelaide, the Gnawa music and Guembri (lute) master, Hamid El Kasri. The DJ lineup includes stalwarts Leftfield and DJ Harvey from the UK, Danny Krivit (USA) and DJ SAMA’, a young woman known as Palestine’s first DJ and electronic music producer.

Marrugeku’s latest dance production, “Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry)”, featuring a cast from Australia and New Caledonia, explores the challenges of colonisation; what to embrace and what to let fall, to a throbbing soundtrack by artists including Australia’s Ngaiire.

The Australian talent in the program is as rich as ever. Mojo Juju returns to WOMADelaide after three years, with her new album “Native Tongue” seeing her nominated for three ARIA Awards and three The Age Music Victoria Awards. Zimbabwean-born, Melbourne-based soul singer, Thando has also had a stunning year, kicking it off with a powerhouse collaboration with REMI. Bringing her brand of sophisticated folk music is Thelma Plum and enchanting audiences with her honeyed vocals, fierce rhymes and bold style, comes 20-year-old Kaiit.

Off stage, the site performance & installation artists will include Olivier Grossetête (France) who creates ‘collaborative monumental constructions with Ephemeral City. A colossal cardboard archway, towering at over 20 metres, will take shape across the festival weekend with the help of students from the new Adelaide Botanic High School and WOMADelaide audiences.

Compagnie BiLBoBaSSo’s “Amor” (France) combines theatre, dance and pyrotechnics, transforming one couple’s turbulent pathways in love into a stunning, fiery finale. And Le Phun (France) bring The Leafies (Les Pheuillus) – ephemeral human figures made of autumn leaves – to Botanic Park to reflect the spirit of nature as they mysteriously populate the park. Find out more here.

Original Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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Southern Comfort Presents Multi-Stage Party Celebrating The Spirit Of New Orleans

Remi (Full Band Show) / Sissy Nobby (USA) / Kaiit Milan Ring / Dj Sezzo / End Notes Big Band Larrie B2B Dezzy D / Levins B2B Jimmy Sing Southern […]

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Remi (Full Band Show) / Sissy Nobby (USA) / Kaiit
Milan Ring / Dj Sezzo / End Notes Big Band
Larrie B2B Dezzy D / Levins B2B Jimmy Sing

Southern Comfort today announces the return of Southern Sounds, an all-day cultural celebration of everything New Orleans (NOLA), bringing artists from Australia and NOLA together for a true dose of Southern Hospitality.

Hitting Waterloo’s Commune on Saturday December 8, Southern Sounds will shine a light on the creative spirit, musical heritage and spontaneity of NOLA’s famed streets – delivering two stages of hip-hop, bounce, big band and soul from REMI featuring their full all-star band, bounce pioneer Sissy Nobby (USA), neo-soul queen-in-waiting Kaiit and more, alongside NOLA-inspired eats and the bespoke taste of Southern Comfort Black.

Commune’s laneway will be turned into a NOLA-style block party, featuring New Orleans-based bounce pioneer and rapper Sissy Nobby alongside fiery back-to-back Southern rap and bounce sets from homegrown DJs LevinsGoodgod’s Jimmy SingDJ SezzoLarrie and Dezzy D. Sissy Nobby’s wild performance and raps woven across electro and bounce, embrace inclusivity and individuality, making him a special, not-to-be-missed guest of Southern Sounds.

Step inside the French Quarter, jazz-bar-inspired space to witness some of Australia’s finest musicians drawing contemporary influences from NOLA’s classic jazz and soul scenes. In the spirit of collaboration, see sets from hip-hop royalty REMI and their full band, alongside Melbourne’s upcoming neo-soul star Kaiit. Joining them, is multi-instrumentalist and self-directed creative Milan Ring, as well as Sydney’s favourite End Notes Big BandRemi Kolawole and his musical collaborator Sensible J are Australian Music Prize winners and recently worked with Slum Village alumni Black Milk and New Zealand’s Raiza Biza on their forthcoming Black Hole Sun EP, while Papua New Guinea-born, Melbourne-based artist, Kaiit has been named the baby of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu by Jill Scott herself and has sold out shows across the country on her Live From Her Room EP tour.

A new whiskey-forward expression of an all-time classic, Southern Comfort Black will be served as a range of different cocktails by local Sydney bar heroes Earl’s Juke Joint. Digging deep into their Louisiana influences, taste Earl’s fun new twists on the inimitable taste of Southern Comfort with their slushies and surprise creations. Keeping bellies full, Sydney’s favourite fried chicken spot Butter will serve a specially crafted Southern Comfort menu from head chef Julian Cincotta, while Southern Soul pay homage to the South with their locally loved, home-style vegan offerings.

Inspired by freedom of expression, inclusivity, warmth of southern hospitality, Southern Sounds celebrates all things New Orleans. On December 8, witness one of NOLA’s founding icons of bounce, alongside Australia’s favourite musicians, restaurateurs and drink connoisseurs pay homage to the heritage taste of Southern Comfort and the newest member of the family, Southern Comfort Black.

Southern Comfort Presents
Southern Sounds
Saturday, December 8
2pm – 10pm
Commune, Waterloo

Attendance Is Free – RSVP Here

Line-Up
Remi (Full Band Show)
Sissy Nobby (Usa)
Kaiit
Milan Ring
Dj Sezzo
End Notes Big Band
Larrie B2B Dezzy D
Levins B2B Jimmy Sing

Food & Drink
Southern Soul
Butter
Earl’s Juke Joint

#southernsounds

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Source: AllAussieHipHop.com

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G-Shock Teams Up With Sneaker Freaker For The ‘Redback’ Just In Time For Halloween

Following the success of their ‘Nightowl’ project in 2015, G-Shock and Sneaker Freaker have joined forces once again on a collaborative project. Commemorating 35 years of G-Shock watches and 15 […]

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Following the success of their ‘Nightowl’ project in 2015, G-Shock and Sneaker Freaker have joined forces once again on a collaborative project. Commemorating 35 years of G-Shock watches and 15 years of Sneaker Freaker magazine, the new ‘REDBACK’ DW5700SF-1D watch is laden with subtle conceptual flourishes and personal observation.

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In 1983, G-SHOCK was born from Mr Kikuo Ibe’s dream to create an unbreakable watch. Over the next 35 years, relentless innovation has kept the brand at the forefront of time-keeping technology. G-Shock has grown to be a powerhouse in streetwear culture, donning the wrists of some of the world’s most influential personalities and collaborating with some of the greatest brands and designers of our time.

Established in 2002 by Simon ‘Woody’ Wood as a niche magazine catering to the underground community of footwear connoisseurs, Sneaker Freaker is an unlikely global publishing phenomenon that is proudly based in Melbourne, Australia. Known for their irreverent attitude, Sneaker Freaker has an impeccable track record of delivering idiosyncratic collaborations with brands including New Balance, adidas, PUMA and Montana Cans among others.

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Turning to their antipodean roots for inspiration, Sneaker Freaker’s G-SHOCK design was inspired by one of Australia’s deadliest arachnids. The redback spider is a notorious and prolific inhabitant of outback shacks and dark suburban nooks. Despite their small stature, the female spider’s deadly neurotoxin can prove fatal to humans.

Sneaker Freaker’s founder, Simon ‘Woody’ Wood is a noted G-SHOCK collector with more than 300 watches in his keep. With product knowledge acquired over more than two decades, his aficionado affinity with the Japanese brand is highly visible in the Redback design.

“I love nerding out on the details and those red-faced ‘20th Tribute Series’ watches are some of my favourite Gs of all time. They still trade hands among collectors for big money! When the Redback concept came together, the ‘Vampire’ display just had to happen, but there were several technical hurdles to overcome. This is a highly personal nod to my love of G-SHOCK, and I’m very grateful they allowed me to use the iconic red display.”  Woody – Sneaker Freaker

The undoubted highlight is the blood-red LCD screen. Known by G-SHOCK collectors as the ‘Vampire’ display, this unique feature has only been used once, back in 2003, as part of G-SHOCK’S 20th anniversary celebrations.

Coated in ‘cool grey’ matte resin, the branding, clasp and keeper are accented in metallic black pops. Debossed with Sneaker Freaker’s logo, the backplate was also dipped in black ion plating. Flipping the two-tone strap from grey to red mimics the spider’s natural livery, while a spindly cobweb was spun around the clasp, adding a subtle thematic touch to the strap.





Launching in Melbourne on the night of Halloween, the limited edition Redback is housed in custom packaging that brings coffin couture to the world of G-SHOCK. Limited tickets are available to the launch event featuring performances from Kwame, Melbourne local Kaiit, HANS DC, YO! Mafia and special guests.

As an added bonus, STANCE was also tapped to contribute their creativity to the project. Known for their ground-breaking approach to sock construction, STANCE supplied a pair of their high-tech Ventron socks to the Redback ensemble.

RELEASE DETAILS
The Sneaker Freaker x G-SHOCK ‘Redback’ DW5700SF-1D will be released in limited numbers with the custom coffin packaging from sneakerfreaker.com on November 1 and then the rest of Australia the following day.

Global G-SHOCK retailers will sell the watch in standard packaging from November 8.

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