Line-up /BATUCADA SOUND MACHINE, SON VENENO, POCHOMAN, DJ AGEE ORTIZ, DJ RICKY RO
DJ Dwight Chocolate Escobar
January’s Latin Sounds Drought finally brakes
Batucada Sound Machine and Son Veneno roll into town to bring a smorgasbord of Latin Sounds to The Factory on Friday 13th February
After experiencing a serious drought of Latin sounds in this year’s Sydney Festival program, Sydney’s party people are in for a real treat with an explosion of Latino music planned at The Factory Theatre, 105 VICTORIA ROAD, NEWTOWN, on Friday, 13 February 2009, combining a tasty concoction of Brazilian, Cuban, Afro-beat rhythms, Hispanic Hip-Hop, Rap, Salsa and Dub, all laced up with Brazilian and Latin spices with local acts Son Veneno and DJ A-gee Ortiz & Ricky Ro plus New Zealand’s most sought after band, Batucada Sound Machine.
Latin connoisseur and entrepreneur Dwight “Chocolate” Escobar promises to bring back some of the energy traditionally experienced in Sydney during the summer months. “We all miss the January concerts at Darling Harbour so this gig is an invitation to celebrate Latin sounds in a very intimate environment”, says “Chocolate”, a trademark name in the Latin community and a production brand nationally and internationally.
The event combines the energy of two amazing bands, Australia’s very own Son Veneno and New Zealand Batucada Sound Machine with MC HAZADUZ from Che-Fu), incontrovertible proof that the cutting edge of Latin music has reached the Antipodes.
Son Veneno (or Poisonous Son, the traditional Cuban rhythm that is a pillar of the Afro Cuban music experience) is a Sydney band, unchained by musical boundaries and one that swims freely through genres within their shows, unable to be labelled. Its blistering ride through afro-Latin rhythms, hip-hop ferocity, trance like drum and bass, head-banging funk, driven ska and playful reggae has allowed them to build a very serious and eclectic following across Australia, packing out venues and moving into major festivals where they continue to unleash their talents.
Loosely translated, Batucada means percussive samba jam. Throw in two guitars, bass, keyboards, a slick horn section and one of the Pacific’s finest MCs, and you have BSM - Batucada Sound Machine. The 10-piece group has evolved from impromptu “batucada” sessions to become one of New Zealand’s most sought after acts.
At The Factory gig BSM will be showcasing tunes off their acclaimed debut studio album ‘Rhythm and Rhyme’, a delicious brew of hip hop and solid rhymes laid over massive samba-reggae percussion, pacific soul, reggae and funk flavours.
BSM are chomping at the bit to bring their full frontal attack back to Oz. They are issuing a wee warning to their brothers across the ditch, fully aware of the force that they will meet at The Factory, the fabulous Son Veneno. On Friday 13 February, Sydney’s Latin sounds drought will finally be broken so come and be a part of it.
Book your tickets early to avoid disappointments. Call 02 9550 3666 or visit www.factorytheatre.com.au