Category Archives: Music Performance

Jamaican Food & music festival – 10 november

Looking forward to playing some great Reggae music with GAIA the Band at the Jamaican Music and Food Festival on November 10 at Seaworks Maritime Precinct, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown, Melbourne. From 12.00 pm to 8 pm. Tickets $20- $40 www.jmff.com.au  GAIA the Band on at 2.00pm.

Should be a great day.

November 10th, 2019, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival family will gather like-minded Jamaican music and food fans together to experience one glorious day of food, Reggae, Dub, Rocksteady and Dancehall music in the Australian sunshine.
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Soundtracked by some of the very best DJs, artists and live music the country has to offer, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival has become a benchmark for the best performances inspired by music straight out of Jamaica.

With over thirty food and other traders and 10,000 visitors in 2018, this year can only hold more great entertainment and party vibes.

We hope you will join us for another magical afternoon in the unique surrounds of Seaworks, Williamstown.

Into the groove – Part I

What a great way to spend Sunday afternoon laying some improvised grooves with the local drummers in Montreal, Canada, as part of my overseas trip in July. My new friend and I started this rhythmic pattern and everyone joined in and got into the drumming spirit. It’s amazing how much listening goes on when performing/improvising with a group for the first time. Everyone is locked in to their own rhythm and collectively it evolves as a whole ensemble with intricate rhythms and it sounds amazing. It might of course sound like a bunch of drum noise to the untrained ear. But when everything is clicking, it sounds fantastic and creates a real buzz amongst not only the drummers, but the listening audience as well.

  1. Video of my friend and I Laying down some grooves, whilst other follow.

 

2. Video of some audience enjoying the rhythm and getting into the spirit.

 

3. Big drum group jamming away.

 

 

4. Drum and dance troupe on the streets of Montreal.

 

5.Photos of the improvised drum performance.

Point Cook Pop UP Park – 27 April

Our community Drum Group , Beat Factor Drum Group will be performing their own style of African and Latin drumming on Saturday 27 April from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Followed by the groovy AJP Trio – playing some cool Jazz and funk tunes for the community at the Pop Up Park from 4.00 pm to 5.30pm.

 

So come along and have some fun, and enjoy the music from these local artists and musicians.

If you feel the beat and want to join in the drumming group, we will have spare drums and percussion for those who wish to.

Don’t be shy !!