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Afro Moses Spirit Band

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Description

Afro Moses has a magnetic personality and fabulous abilities to enchant people with his high energy music, powerful messages, showmanship and colourful stage shows. His musical style included a blend of Afro beats, reggae, Highlife, funk, jazz, raga, salsa, percussion, his traditional folk music and much more.

Afro plays 14 traditional African instruments (eg. the kora, mbira, Seperewa, gonde, talking drum, balafon etc.) blending them with modern grooves and technology to create a fusion of hot rhythms. The stage shows guarantee to uplift, transport, inspire and move everyone.

Afro Moses Background
Afro Moses became a teenage star in Ghana and was soon producing number one songs. The first young performer featured on the GTV national news, he was given the nickname “The African James Brown” for his funky music and dance style. Soon after, Afro Moses was noticed by one of Bob Marley’s tour Managers and taken to Europe. The same man jetted Youssou N’Dour out of Senegal in the 80’s.

In Denmark, he immediately made his mark taking out several awards such as Best Album, Best Song and Best Live Act. From there, he took his all-Danish band “Ngogo Highlife &” Moses O’Jah” and toured the world, including some of Europe’s biggest music festivals.

Further, Afro Moses has shared the stage with numerous iconic artists such as Miriam Makeba, Salif Keita, Ziggy and Rita Marley, The Wailers and many more.

Afro first visited Australia at the end of 1999. His tour, consisting of his band coming directly from Ghana, was also sponsored by Triple J. This is biggest tour of any African performer in Australia. The band then gets featured on ABC TV – Studio 22, Recovery, The 10.30 slot. As well as The Morning Show with Bert Newton and numerous radio stations across the country. Afterwards, the band gets an invitation back to perform as part of the 2000 Olympic Games. Here they performed at the athletes welcoming party and as part of the closing ceremony celebrations at Darling Harbour. This attracted around 20,000 people.

Listing Notes:
This is an all ages event (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult), in a fully accessible venue.

This is a FREE event but you must register to attend

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