Australian South Sea Islanders – Port Jackson are holding a charity concert in collaboration with Addison Road Community centre to raise funds for those affected by Cyclone Pam. We invite you to join us in support and solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Vanuatu at the TUFF TUMAS Vanuatu Fundraiser.
When: Sunday 26th April 2015
Where: Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Time: Starts 4.00pm
Internationally acclaimed artists and DJs appearing include:
1. Sista Agz
Radio Skid Rows very own Sista Agz born on the Torres Strait Islands brings a saltwater fusion of roots rock reggae. One of Australia’s original Indigenous DJs who is also proud of her Women Tanna Island/Vanuatu heritage.
Sydney based Jamaican Dancehall artist, song writer and producer performs ‘Wife Material’ and others.
3. JC Funkdafied
JC grew up in London exposed to the sound of mainstream popular music. It wasn’t until 1982 when a friend introduced JC to ‘Planet Rock’ by Afrika Bambaataa that his love affair with Electro Funk, Hip Hop and vinyl began.
4. Shireen Malamoo
A proud Birra Gubba women of Vanuatu descent one of our first Aboriginal / Kanak Jazz – Soul artists will be performing her favourites with the backing of Johnny Nicol band.
5. Johnny Nicol
World renowned Indigenous Australian Jazzer and accomplished musician Johnny Nicol performs his greatest hits off his recent album. Nicol has featured as a permanent band member for the infamous Maori Troubadours and The Col Nolan Soul Syndicate.
6. Ras Roni
Reggae Master Ras Roni from Barbados via London is one of Australia’s reggae pioneers formerly lead vocalist with Bdos Internationals, The Undivided, Untabu, Mataqali Music, Reggae Movement & Kalabash. He now spearheads for Sydney band The Strides. Ras Roni is renowned for his commitment to First Nations Peoples depicted in his song ‘Corner Stone’.
These Sydney based wantoks perform a catchy blend of roots reggae, pacific reggae, funk and acoustic music. Band leader JJ Knight has worked with many including Untabu and as a founding member for award winning band Mataqali. He is backed by internationally acclaimed musicians.
8. Errol Renaud
Errol is from Trinidad & Tobago and is an institution of Caribbean music in the Australian, Asian and Pacific regions. He has toured Oz with Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers during their world tour with a vast history of international music platforms.
9. Ras Daniel Ray & Roots Odyssey (UK Sound System)
Roots Reggae direct from Jamaica, “Ras Daniel Ray”, Producer, Arranger, Singer, Song Writer, Sound System specialist, and lead man for the legendary Vin Gordon of Studio One fame, and The Real Rock Band, is a power house performer, and is in Australia…
A man of humble beginnings, Ras Daniel Ray is a strong advocate of human rights with an ancestral message through his music of peace and unity, and his Rastafarian roots and culture. Arriving from Paris just yesterday his heart goes out to the people of Vanuatu as the world have been watching the devastation and he was moved to support the call.
more acts to be announced…