Alysha Brilla (CAN) & Bearfoot
VenueThe Old Museum
LocationCnr Gregory Tce & Bowen Bridge Rd, Brisbane, QLD 4006 Australia
If you’re not ready for the Woodford vibes to be over – they don’t have to be, with rootsy, political, engaged and uplifting songs to keep you moving into the year.
Alysha Brilla: Twice JUNO-nominated singer songwriter, community organiser and producer Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed Indian-Tanzanian Canadian artist. A multi-racial child of the Indian diaspora, Alysha’s new music draws on the influences of her unique background. An ancestral journey to her fathers homeland in 2015 delivered inspiration for Brilla to write the 10 new songs on her third award winning album, Human; a lyrically timely record blending Indian & East African sounds with a contemporary aesthetic. The first single from this newest release, No More Violence, is currently charting in the top 3 of the CBC Top 20 Countdown. Born in Mississauga, Ontario to an Indo-Tanzanian immigrant father and a European-Canadian mother, Alysha Brilla grew up in a mixed religious household with unique discourse around the arts and social politics. Her favourite artists are Bob Marley, Selena Quintinilla Perez and Amy Winehouse. Brilla is an arts educator; frequently conducting music and social justice workshops in elementary schools across Canada and internationally. Her art aims to unite people through the Canadian cultural kaleidoscope and bring light to social inequity issues in Canada and abroad.
Bearfoot: Blending So-Cal, Hip Hop and dub reggae with a dash of the Endless Summer soundtrack thrown in, Bearfoot’s sun-soaked-yet-dark take on roots, reggae & dub has sent ripples through the country, and even over the ditch. You could blame their highly energetic, sweat-drenched live performances, or their ability to create catchy melodies, but whatever the case, Bearfoot have been turning heads wherever they (and/or their music) go. Mixing a solid rhythm section made up of fat bass and steadfast drums with percussive flare, bubbling keys, dubby guitars, horn lines that wont quit, and vocal harmonies to support vocalist Asher Chapman’s passionate rapid-fire vocals, Bearfoot bring their own take on Australian Roots/Reggae music.
Kids 14 and under free (must be accompanied)