Friday 19 October 2012
After a four-month hiatus while leading lads Henry and Mauricio were away reconnecting with their Colombian roots, MADRE MONTE will return to their old stomping ground at Bar Open on Friday October 19th. The band will indulge in their usual mix of Cumbia, reggae and Afro-Colombian rhythms, with extra inspiration and musical knowledge collected from revisiting homelands. MADRE MONTE will be joined on the night by seven piece Ethio-Jazz ensemble J-AZMARIS, led by pianist Daniel Seifu Atlaw who studied at Yared School of Music in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa and worked professionally as a resident musician and composer at the country's National Theatre.
It will be a night where Ethio-Jazz meets reggae and Cumbia, while Afro-Colombia reunites with its ancestry, highlighting Melbourne's unique diversity and cultural connectedness. This gig will be MADRE MONTE's last before their performance at the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo mid-November.
Doors: 10pm / Free entry