Afro Reggae Night with Afro Moses, Ras Jahknow Band and Guests

Date30/06/2017

Starts8:30 pm

Ends2:00 am

VenueBar Open

Location317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia 

Ras Jahknow and Sona Productions are excited to announce Melbourne’s iconic reggae band, Ras Jahknow Band are supporting the International, multi award winning artist from Ghana, Afro Moses Ojah on the Victorian leg of his National tour.

The REGGAE MASSIVE PARTY arrives at Bar Open, Fitzroy on Friday June 30th – this is NOT TO BE MISSED.

Both artists are powerful, dynamic performers who consistently enchant audiences with high-energy music and powerful messages. Afro Moses’ showmanship and colourful stage presence, along with his multi-instrumental abilities invites every audience to interact with the band, which creates an amazing party atmosphere. The stage shows guarantee to uplift, transport, inspire and move all involved. Dance, jump, sweat and shout!
This is a live stage show like you’ve never seen before!

Born in Ghana, Afro Moses Ojah hit the charts as a teenager and is labelled as The African James Brown. Later, he was taken to Denmark, where they lapped up his infectious music. From there, he started touring the world and has stunned audiences right across the globe.

He has shared the stage with some incredible artists such as Ziggy Marley, Youssou Ndour and many more. A multi-award winner Afro Moses has won awards such as best song, best album, best live act and has been twice voted as Ghanas best International Music Ambassador in 2000 and 2002. He was also involved in the performance and composition of music that featured on the short film Inja that was a nominee in the 2003 Oscar Awards. Afro Moses is a singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and teacher of music. A natural performer, whose star quality shines and pulls audiences in like a magnet.

Ras Jahknow Band – formed in late 2010, have cemented themselves as one of Melbourne’s most well loved reggae ensembles, showcasing at 2014 Antenna Awards and performing at numerous festivals such as St Kilda Festival, Brunswick Music Festival, Jamaican Music & Food Festival, Bob Marley Birthday Bash, Strawberry Fields, African Music & Cultural Festival, French Fest, Emerge Festival, Tanglewood Festival, Viva Victoria Festival and far too many more to mention. The band also scooped up awards in the Australia Reggae Radio’s Reggae on the Red Carpet Awards held in April this year, for Best Reggae Performer and Band of the Year.

Joining the party is Dj Verse@ille – Living up to his name, Verse@ille applies his impressive turntablism to the variety of genres he plays – Hip Hop, Funk, R&B, Reggaeton, Dancehall, Moombahton, Trap, Twerk, House (Future / Jacking / Deep / Funky / Afro), Dubstep, Kwaito, Drum & Bass, EDM, etc – and can seamlessly blend genres.

South African born now Melbourne, Australia resident Dj Verse@ille has 16+ years of international DJ experience (USA, UK, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, Maldives, China & Africa) and has played alongside big names such as Grandmaster Flash, Jurassic 5, DIPLO and Simply Red to name a few.

On top of all this he aslo has a radio show on KISS FM and has blessed the airwaves in New York, Bangkok, Amsterdam & Shanghai

And if all that wasn’t enough, we have the local DJ Rus Tuffa, who has brought fire to the dancefloors of Melbourne with his impressive selections on the decks.

***JUST ADDED are Mystic Trio who will be playing for all you gorgeous people in the downstairs bar from 6pm – 8 pm (2 sets) at Bar Open, before doors open upstairs at 8:30pm.

You don’t wanna miss these three fantastic musicians with their roots in Timor Leste. Singer Paulo Almeida, Gil Santos, guitar and percussionist, Zeca Mesquita, play some original and traditional Timorese songs. The Mystic trio sound is laid back and relaxing, almost mesmeric. It comes straight out of a culture where singing is second nature.

Paulo, Gil and Zeca are also part of Timorese/ Australian band the Dili Allstars. Paulo Almeida is curently the frontman of World band Sol Nation, while Gil and Zeca have other projects of their own. Together they combine to bring a gentler, more contemplative sensibility to an acoustic sound.

Having toured Timor Leste in many occasions the most memorable moment would have to be the independence celebrations in May 2002 where as part of the famous Dili Allstars they played to over 80,000 locals and foreigners.
The Mystic Trio have played various festivals around the country and are currently in the studio recording their debut album.
Contact: Paulo Almeida
M: 0411 784 838
E: mystictrio@gmail.com

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