Melbourne International Jazz Festival at Burnley Park

Sunday 27 February 2022

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

Join us in Burnley Park in Burnley for an afternoon of music thanks to the team at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

This special line-up includes Rita Satch and The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra.

Rita Satch 
A finalist in the prestigious 2020 National Jazz Awards, Rita Satch has toured Australia and the world, performing at renowned festivals such as Glastonbury & Cheltenham Jazz Festival (UK). Satch frequently collaborates with some of Australia's leading musicians, including Barney McAll, who featured her on his releases Sweet Water An Extra Celestial Christmas & more recently on upcoming 2022 release Precious Energy. This special performance will feature brand new material from her upcoming album.

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra 
Inspired by the afro-beat music of Nigeria and its surrounds, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra delivers contemporary African funk to Australian dancefloors. Based in Melbourne, this mammoth ensemble comprises diverse Australian, indigenous and African diaspora musicians.

As the afro-beat movement of the 60’s and 70’s makes a worldwide resurgence, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra’s powerful MCs and tribal rhythms reconstitute the modern-day ‘musical weapon’ that Fela Kuti conceived of. The conscious lyrics and West African grooves are relevant today yet faithful to the powerful voice of afro-beat.

The group is the brainchild of Zvi Belling, Ethan Hill (DJ Manchild) and Tristan Ludowyk, long- time friends and musical collaborators, each with diverse and prolific musical backgrounds to draw upon. The band has recently release their second studio album titled ‘Naming and Blaming’ following their ARIA-nominated debut ‘Do Anything Go Anywhere’. The group’s performance highlights include opening the Melbourne International Arts Festival, WOMADelaide, Bluesfest and the Perth International Arts Festival as well as performing with Femi and Made Kuti at Max Watts for the 2019 edition of ‘Beasts Of No Nation’.

Free event, no tickets required.

Event details:
When: Sunday 27 February, 6pm to 8pm.
Where: Burnley Park, Burnley
Parking: There is limited street parking available on Yarra Boulevard. 

Burnley Brewing and Dingo ate My Taco will be on site for all your snack needs! 

This event is part of Rediscover Yarra. Find out what else is happening in Yarra.

Presented in partnership with Yarra City Arts.

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Burnley Park, Burnley


Date and time:
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday 27 February 2022

Burnley Park