Black Jesus Experience onstage at 10.45pm.
Saturday the 21st December at the Corner Hotel will be a massive night as Melbourne’s best Ethno & Hip hop bands and DJs come together to bring you unique sounds and vibes from around the world.
Featuring Bashka, fresh home from their tour of Turkey with their Eastern sounds, blazing beats and the powerful vocals of MC ELF Tranzporter, Black Jesus Experience, with an irresistible blend of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st century groove and Amaru Tribe with their mix of ancestral and urban sounds as well as 3 amazing DJs to keep the party going with the live acts.
Bashka have been carving their own path since 2014 and have steadily grown to be known for their unique blend of Turkish sounds with a powerful foundation of groove and the vocal stylings of the irrepressible MC ELF Tranzporter. They have performed all around Australia including Womadelaide in 2018, and recently toured Turkey, showcasing their Aussie built juggernaut to appreciative audiences around the country.
Black Jesus Experience fuse an irresistible blend of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st century groove. Fronted by dynamic Ethiopian songstress Enushu and featuring rap vocals by poetic giant Mista Monk, the rhymes and chimes of Black Jesus Experience deliver the power and beauty of Africa through the vocal prism of hip-hop and the freedom of jazz, earning them a deserved reputation for electrifying live performances:
Amaru Tribe create music that embodies ancestral and urban sounds. The Tribe´s deep connection with their roots and mythology is nurtured through their songlines. Amazonic drums, vibrating charangos and powerful vocal harmonies give birth to a new sound, Oceanic Cumbia. The tribes songs are a personal and collective work connected to topics of social change, ancestral wisdom, love, life and everything that moves us.
Curating the vibe throughout the night will be some of Melbourne’s finest DJ’s including the much celebrated Mz Rizk. As one of Melbourne’s busiest DJs, MzRizk has supported Australian acts such as Remi and Hiatus Kaiyote; as well as international artists Badbadnotgood, Mos Def, Public Enemy, Jill Scott, Snarky Puppy, The Daptones, John Morales, The Internet, Bilal, Cody Chestnut, Maseo (De La Soul), Common, Talib Kweli, Jurassic 5, Maxwell, Tank & The Bangas, Alsarah & The Nubatones and many more.
DJ matutara (aka One Sixth) is a seasoned performer, playing alongside numerous bands of all styles and genres including The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Black Jesus Experience, Illzilla, The Four Aces while also doing solo shows around the country touring with the likes of Urthboy, Must Volkoff, Dialect, P Smurf. As a DJ he brings his wide influences with him to the share with the audience, playing a range spanning from African Jazz and funk to Japanese instrumental Hip Hop, sure to get the crowd on their feet and moving!
Born in Brasília, the federal capital of Brazil, Discotecadéliador truly prefers the politics of rhythm. Based in Melbourne, he now acts an ambassador and advocate for the incredibly joyful and diverse sounds from his native homeland and the Indigenous and African nations that have helped shape it. Dropping anything from Amazon-made tecnobrega to kuduro straight from Angola, he transforms the dancefloor into an exhilarating tropical jungle.