London Astrobeat gig
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.