Thu, 17 Nov|
The Night Cat, Fitzroy
On The Road Again, The Boîte and 3ZZZ Present: POLYFONIX ft. Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and Queen of Hearts Mariachi
On The Road Again, The Boite and 3ZZZ present POLYFONIX at the NIGHT CAT featuring Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and Queen of Hearts Mariachi Authentically Melbourne, Polyfonix at the Night Cat is a show to celebrate the richness of Melbourne’s diversity and talent and ability to party.
Time & Location
17 Nov 2022, 8:00 pm
The Night Cat, Fitzroy, 137-141 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
About the Event
Inspired by the infectious afro-beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra delivers contemporary African funk to Australian dancefloors. The band’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.
Queen of Hearts Mariachi evoke an ultimately new perspective on what Mariachi Music can be: all women, all original. Violins, Big Bass, Trumpets, Flowers, Hats, and pants. And some kick-arse harmonies that will leave you breathless. Led by Stefania Serna and Elizabeth Obando and Bonnie Smith, this is an inspired 6 piece Mariachi destined to restore your faith in humanity.
Special guest DJ Dr PopaLotaCorn will serve up an eclectic audio smorgasbord of global delights, from cumbia to calypso, Somalian funk to Brazilian Carimbo, Egyptian surf to Armenian disco. But who needs labels? Your feet will thank you.
Polyfonix is one of several events produced as part of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia’s partnership with Creative Victoria’s On The Road Again initiative, connecting Victorian community radio with the state’s live music scene.