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Funk, sway and hip hop to three of Queensland’s hottest Indigenous bands of the moment.

Brisbane’s favourite hip-hop masters, Impossible Odds, will lead the charge with intelligent and soulful lyrics over fresh organic beats.  This band keeps getting bigger and better.  Politically charged with a calling to represent urban Aboriginal Australia, Impossible Odds have collaborated with artists such as Australian legend Archie Roach and Xavier Rudd.  Front man, Fred Leone aka Rival MC, will be your Host for the evening.

Classik Nawu burst out of the Brisbane suburbs with their vibrant fusion of R&B, jazz, Hip-hop and reggae – Torres Strait Island style.  “Classik” – songs that stand the tests of time, and “Nawu” – music – reflect their musical purpose.  Brothers Sah and Tito Ghee merge natural harmonies in an almost irreverent likeness to the classic soul and reggae greats, emcee Swilo tells his story with unforgettable flow and presence.  Pair this up with old-school funky bass and forward thinking drums and the sound is perfectly described in the title of their sophomore EP ‘HipFunkFresh’.

Cold Water Band is Cairns and Cape York’s hottest new act.  Descendants of the Kuku Nyungkul clan, the five members came together playing drums on buckets and tin cans and playing guitars with sticks and guitars with missing strings.  They have come a long way from those days with regular gigs around Cairns and Far North Queensland and is currently attracting lots of industry attention.  Playing their own brand of R&B Reggae, don’t miss Cold Water Band in their debut performance in Brisbane.

“Impossible Odds are DJ Return Again and the ferociously intelligent lyricist Rival MC. Brissy boys brought up on a steady musical diet of everything, Rival MC (Fred Leone) quips with the informed subtlety of Kev Carmody and spits with a visceral slag like Henry Rollins’s. ‘Cept hip-hoppier.”  (TripleJ, Home & Hosed Blog)

Presented by BEMAC and Brisbane Powerhouse with support from Q Music.

Visit Impossible Odds website here

Listen to Imposible Odds here

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.  This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. 

TIME: 8:00 pm

DURATION: 2 hours

Event Snapshot

Dates: Friday 21 December
Tickets: $25 (FULL); $20 (Conc + BEMAC Members)
Address: 119 Lamington St New Farm
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