G20 Music by the River presents: CKNU
06 Nov 2014 | Thursday 5:30pm to 7:00pm
G20 Music by the River presents Brisbane’s finest contemporary multicultural performers over two weeks along the Riverside precinct.
‘Fusion’ music can be a tricky beast. Bands will often try to smash together a host of influences – but it takes a special combination of talent and sheer fearlessness to actually pull it off. And thankfully they are two things CKNU have in abundance.
Their music straddles everything from hip-hop to funk, soul, jazz and reggae…sometimes in just one song. But at the heart of this music is a sense of freedom and authenticity that comes from a band simply having a good time and doing what they love.
Brothers Sah and Tito, hailing from the Torres Strait Islands, merge an incredible natural talent for harmonies in an almost irreverent likeness to the classic soul and reggae greats bringing to life their brand of R&B. Meanwhile hip-hop emcee Swilo lays down the foundation with his unforgettable flow and presence, and the fast fingers of Big Daddy T brings the old-school funk on bass , locking in with forward thinking drummer Jay Jay anchoring the assault.
Proudly supported by the Queensland Government as part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations.
|Dates:||Thursday 6 November|
|Time:||5:30pm to 7:00pm|