Son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Seun Kuti, is coming to Australia this November with his father's acclaimed band, Egypt 80. Kuti has been unanimously hailed for continuing his father's legacy as he took control of his 16-piece funk orchestra at the age of 14.
Pictured: Maceo Parker.
Our Day 4 began with Mama Kin, whose set mixed sassy keyboard progressions with big soul vocals and the odd ballad thrown in. Her inter-song stand-up routine engaged her very relaxed audience, as did an awkward-looking but gutsy-sounding drum solo.
We were lucky enough to catch up with Watussi bass man Patrick Harris ahead of their massive headline show at the metro on April 23rd. Keep these guys on your radar and if they are playing near you make sure you see them before they become the next big thing. Having sold out countless shows with blustering horns, party-fuelled rhythms and rocking roots bass-lines these boys get even the party poopers dancing.
One of the world's top ten music festivals revealed their first round of artists this week! The Port Fairy Folk Festival for 2012 will mark their 35th year, and have got a legendary line-up to celebrate.
So without further ado, the first round consists of:
Abigail Washburn - USA
ahab - UK
April Verch & Band - Canada
Beoga - Ireland
Ben Sollee – USA
Chris While & Julie Matthews – UK
Eric Bibb & Staffan Astner – USA/Sweden
Having sold out countless shows with blustering horns, party-fuelled rhythms and rocking roots bass-lines, Watussi are back to remind you not to forget.
Their 2008 ARIA-nominated debut album ‘Tequila, Sangre y Fuego’ was hailed a work of genius. It earned them a series of accolades and found its way into the hands of Brian Eno, who handpicked the band to perform at the Sydney Opera House in 2009 as part of his curation for the inaugural Vivid LIVE festival.
The boys from Sydney’s most handsome band, Watussi, are disappointed to have to announce the cancellation of two shows on the northern leg of their East Coast Australian tour.