of tropical beats, ranging from Reggae, Dub, Ska, Hip Hop, Cuban, Latin
Funk & African Grooves PLUS a Caribbean BBQ
The Bank Holiday
Fiesta combines some of the best live bands and DJs from Brighton & the
South Coast including:
Along Came Shifty
John Warr (Afrobase)
DJ Felix (Sir Coxsone
Outernational Sound System)
Ted @ The Controls
powerful Senegalese vocalist Khadim Sarr and members of established bands such
as Resonators, Lakota and Voodoo Love Orchestra. Together this collective of
Brighton based musicians create an original groove based music that is inspired
by the raw energy and power of early, authentic Afrobeat.
Expanding on Nigerian
roots by drawing on influences from across the great African continent. From
Bifal and Griots in the west to Ethiopiques in the east, Yamaya endeavour to
mould a music of the future by combining these roots with modern styles from
jazz to funk, from dub to hip hop and far beyond!
Since forming in
2013, Along Came Shifty has become one of the most exciting emerging bands in
UK Music. Combining intricate beats, soulful melodies and thought provoking
lyrics they captivate audiences with their frenetic live sets in the UK and
across the globe. In a fusion of soul, funk and hip-hop, Along Came Shifty
generate intense and infectious grooves. Coupled
with the soulful and
often haunting vocals of Daisy Drage and complex rhymes of Awfer and illiterate
they have a truly unique sound. In 2017 they are the one to watch, with plans
to release their first album and tour extensively in the UK and Europe. Having
had an incredible 2016; Working with STA Travel and The Teenage Cancer Trust on
the track “Forecast” to raise funds to support young people with cancer, a
string of high profile support slots for hip-hop legends Pete rock and CL
Smooth, The Sugar Hill Gang, Dead Prez and The Pharcyde, Along Came Shifty
are truly are an act not to be missed.
Son Guarachando are
one of the top exponents of Cuban Son, Salsa, Cumbia and Latin Music working in
the UK today.
They are fronted by
vocalist Adriana Lord from Havana Cuba, who has been a leading force on the
Havana scene for well over a decade having worked with the likes of William
Vivanco, Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club) and N.G. La Banda.
Individually the band
members have been at the apex of the Latin music scenes of Colombia, Spain,
Cuba and the U.K.
Son Guarachando have
been in high demand during the past 3 years with club dates in venues such as
Ronnie Scott's, The Barbican, tours, festivals and private parties and the band
were recently featured on BBC1′s The 1 Show.
Whether playing a
concert, a festival, a salsa class or a private party Son Guarachando's wealth
of experience, charismatic stage performance and exciting repertoire of Son,
Salsa, Cumbia and Afro Cuban music never fails to get enthralled audiences onto
the dance floor.
The FreeDub Press a
six-piece outfit that cross dub, reggae, ska and hip-hop. FreeDub are all about
their political message, listing Chomsky and the Zeitgeist Movement amongst
their many non-musical influences. It’s certainly not the first time a strong
political message has been set to bouncing reggae and ska, but it’s a style
that FreeDub wholeheartedly embody.
fast-paced and expressive lyrical delivery, groove-heavy bass lines and some
lovely saxophone melodies are just the icing on this perfectly baked band-cake.
Musically tight, politically on point and sure to get you skanking.
Lyrics touch on
issues that are often ignored or disguised by the mainstream media, wrapped up
in reggae to make you move.
AfroBase is an
afro-tropical exploration of new and old, rare and scratchy, psych and funk
friendly tracks with pre-release previews, brand new releases, and long lost
vinyl, cassettes, and silver discs from across the African continent and its
diaspora. AfroBase was formed back in 2002 by John Warr and Guy Morley and the
weekly shows on fm and the web have now been running for over more than a
decade. John has been promoting and DJing African and Latin Music since the
early 80s with clubs and radio shows, and continues to present the AfroBase
show on Radio Reverb every week.
FOOD & BBQ
supplied by Jukes
Caribbean Bar & Kitchen
Strictly over 18s only, photo ID required (valid passport or driving license).