BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE (BJX) and ALARIIYA are heating up The Gaso for one special double headline show on Friday 8th June
BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE (BJX) is an eight piece band playing an irresistibly danceable blend of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st Century groove. With backgrounds as diverse as the 5 countries the members of BJX hail from, their music reflects the multicultural vibrancy of the band’s hometown, Melbourne, Australia.
Singer Enushu began entertaining her local community as a child in Addis Ababa. Forced to leave Ethiopia, Enushu migrated to Australia bringing hauntingly beautiful compositions inspired by her remarkable life story and the unique vocal traditions of Ethiopia. Enushu is joined on vocals by poetic giant and lyrical miracle Mr Monk, Zimbabwe born and Outback bred.
Alárìíyá meaning ‘party people’ in Yorùbá, presents the rich musical culture of Nigeria to audiences across the globe. Nigeria’s multi-talented trumpeter, mastered his skills with the band that originally served Afrobeat to the world. This accomplished musician is now ready to take his message to stimulate the mind and infiltrate the soul.
Party people of the world – get ready for the sounds of Alárìíyá! Olugbade Okunade aka GP Saxy, former trumpet player from Fela & Seun Kuti’s famous Afrobeat orchestra, Egypt 80; has created his own band Alárìíyá. For the past 14 years Okunade performed with Egypt 80 on the world stage at WOMAD, Bluesfest, Cochella, the Jools Holland show, Montreal Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival and many more.
Friday 8th June The Gasometer Hotel $12 + bf or $15 on the door if there are tickets left!! Doors 8pm