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Sounds Like: Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti - Official (Femi Anikulapo - Kuti), Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Tony Allen
Manager: Tristan Ludowyk
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 t... See Full BioMore Info
TPOAO Espy Show w/ The Psyde Projects & The Seven Ups
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra @ Howler, Sat May 31st
This Australia Day take a trip to the tropics with The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra. The 17 piece afrobeat powerhouse takes the stage for the first time in 2014 for a huge summertime jam at Melbourne’s newest venue Howler. The band will be your guide taking you at breakneck speed through the backstreets of West African funk, detouring via the hip-hop and beat driven sounds from the blocks of Brunswick. TPOAO have just been announced at the Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival in April this year. Bringing the heavy funk vibes will be instrumental soul behemoth The Cactus Channel. These guys are firing on all cylinders on the back of causing serious waves with their sophomore release ‘Wooden Boy’ and completing their first solo national tour. With sweet neo-soul and lush vocal harmonies The Do Yo Thangs are a band to keep you eyes on. Featuring members of Saskwatch & Sex On Toast, they will be making a lot of noise in 2014. The Public Opinion’s own DJ Manchild will also be inviting his favourite funk, afro and tropical DJs to join him in the beer garden all day alongside live percussion and MCs. This will be one serious percussion-driven, dancefloor-burning party you do not want to miss!
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