Percussive blend of jazz, funk and soul. Influenced by the infectuous afro-beat music of West Africa, Lamine Sonko &
17th May 2014
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

†Following a string of sell out shows, Marsala are back at Camelot for another huge party! Marsala covers some of the best music from Cuba, Colombia, Brazil, Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Zimbabwe‚€¶

They do Gypsy Music, Tango, Salsa, Samba, the African Township thing, French Rap, Italian Jazz, Tom Waits songs, Russian Folk songs‚€¶ anything to make audiences feel passionately and dance beautifully. They create passion and romance where ever they go. Audiences can‚€™t help but dance and fall in love with each other‚€™s traditions.

Marsala is more of an institution than a band. It brings together the life work and study of some outstanding musicians. They bring together knowledge and understanding of various traditions and continue to explore and present ‚€˜the world‚€™ in music.‚€ Some of the incredible featured musicians in Marsala include‚€¶

Vladimir Khusid grew up in Azerbaijan and studied trumpet under the rigors of communism. He worked as a trumpet player for all of his early life. He left the USSR during the cold war and the price he paid for taking his family to the west was to have his trumpet, his lively hood confiscated at the airport as they were leaving. He worked in a bread shop in Sydney until he could buy an instrument, learned English and is now one of Sydney‚€™s most respected and well rounded trumpet players as well as being in charge of the brass at Sydney Boys Grammar School. His maturity, wisdom and astonishing playing brings worlds of experience in classical, jazz and traditional Eastern European musical traditions.

Lupco Stojcevski, who learned the Macedonian tradition of music and saxophone from his father Blagoja Stojcevski. This family has kept that tradition alive and strong in Sydney. The saxophone is a totally unique instrument in the hands of a Macedonian musician and this is a strong feature of the Marsala World Music Mix. Lupco‚€™s sax playing has to be seen and heard to be believed!

We Are Big Chill Presents Rompa's Reggae Shack
Saturday 26th April 2014
We Are Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL, United Kingdom
Rompa?s Reggae Shack is back at We Are Big Chill House, this time taking over the whole building for a night dedicated to Reggae in all its forms.

With Mungo?s Hi-Fi representing as the headline act accompanied by the vocal talents of Mr Williamz the stage is set for vibe filled night. Alongside you?ll find Chopstick Dubplate head honcho, Jack Murda who?s set will also be graced by the man like Mr Williamz who is doing an extended 90-minute set.

Uncle Dugs will also be making an appearance with a specially crafted ragga jungle set to keep the crowd skanking until the early hours.

Daddy Nature (Urban Nerds) will be warming things up with a blend of conscious reggae.

A LIVE performance from the Wreck It Up Crew will also ensure that every base is covered.

Also on the bill is a surprise special guest who will be announced closer to the event.

If that?s not enough APEXAPE records host room two to bring you the best in house, bass and garage.

Remember it?s FREE entry before 10pm. Music is a mission, not a competition.

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