London Astrobeat gig

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LONDON Astrobeat Orches­tra will per­form songs from the iconic Talk­ing Heads ‘Stop Making Sense’ movie, at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, on Satur­day, Au­gust 3, at 8 p.m.

Fo­cus­ing on tracks from the cult clas­sic al­bums ‘Re­main In The Light’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ the ‘London Astrobeat Orches­tra’ are a funky, rhyth­mic, hyp­notic, an­themic, up­lift­ing, groovy, per­cus­sive, smack on point, earth-shat­ter­ingly tight, live band.

When you con­sider the afrobeat vibes, that run through all the best Talk­ing Heads al­bums, it’s ap­pro­pri­ate that this col­lec­tive of mu­si­cians, from West Africa, Europe and be­yond should offer this com­pletely unique and ra­zor sharp take, on the finest of Mr David Byrne & Co’s time­less com­po­si­tions.

London As­robeat Orches­tra in­cludes some of the finest West African ses­sion mu­si­cians, with leg­endary band leader and bassist Edd Bate­man host­ing rhyth­mic in­flu­ences from Sene­gal, Guinea Con­akry, Mali, Cameroon and Congo.

The band fea­tures Lin­gala singer and souk­ous aris­to­crat ‘King Fire’, blues rock and as­tro­pheric sound­scap­ing gui­tarist and vo­cal­ist ‘Ju­lian Bur­dock’, Guinean Mas­ter Griot kora player ‘Mosi Conde’ and the mbalax rhythm ma­chine ‘Badou N’Di­aye’.

Tick­ets to the per­for­mance are €24 or €22 con­ces­sion and avail­able at mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie.

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