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The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra / Bio

Inspired by the infectious afro-beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra delivers contemporary African funk to Australian dancefloors. This mammoth ensemble comprises nineteen musicians hand-picked from Melbourne’s music scene. The experience and creativity of these established musicians energises the group’s original compositions and the sound of the entire band is a force to be reckoned with.

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra’s powerful MCs and tribal rhythms are the modern-day “musical weapon” that Fela Kuti conceived of. Their conscious lyrics and West African grooves are relevant today, while remaining faithful to the message of afro-beat.

General Info

Band Members
1/6 (vocals), Kuukua Acqua (vocals), Lydia Acqua (vocals), David Marama (vocals/guitar), Fem Belling (vocals), Lamine Sonko (vocals/perc) Zvi Belling (bass), Nu
Artist Name
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
Home Page
Active Since
World / Afro-beat / Hip-hop

Contact Info

Melbourne, VIC, AU
Tristan Ludowyk

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