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Transcontinental Vibrations : Black Jesus Experience - Alárìíyá - Dj Chris Gill

BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE (BJX) is an eight piece band playing an irresistibly danceable blend of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st Century groove. With backgrounds as diverse as the 5 countries the members of BJX hail from, their music reflects the multicultural vibrancy of the band's hometown, Melbourne, Australia.
BJX's fourth album 'Migration' won 'The Age-Music Victoria Best Global Album 2014' award. Other awards for BJX include 'Most Outstanding Performance Troupe Of The Year, African Australian National Awards 2013' Highlights for BJX include two tours of "the Motherland" Ethiopia, performing with Ethiojazz legend Mulatu Astatke in Europe and Australia (an association which won BJX and Mulatu 'The Age Best National Tour 2013' award), Glastonbury and other great festivals.
The rhymes and chimes of Black Jesus Experience deliver the power and beauty of Africa through the vocal prism of Hip-Hop and freedom of Funk.

Alárìíyá delivers the finest afro-jazz and funk rhythms, creating an exquisite afrobeat sound that enlivens the world music scene. 
Fronted by ex-trumpeter from Fela Kuti's Egypt 80, Olugbade Okunade brings the authentic afrobeat flavour from Nigeria to give you an unforgettable experience. Their unique sound awakens the spirit with uplifting music.
This outfit is guaranteed to keep you dancing with exotic vibes and rhythms.

DJ Chris Gill is the voice of soul and funk on Melbourne's 3RRR with his Thursday afternoon slot Get Down. He will be spinning his regular reggae, afrobeat, jazz and latin jams.

Earlier Event: October 7
Cutting Shapes: Prequel