Surrender to the beat, they're spankin' hides for dancin' feet!
Get into the grove on Saturday, March 29th at the J, when famous Sunshine Coast marimba band 'Jambezi' and Brisbane's spectacular percussion and dance ensemble 'Spankinhide' will be pumping out high energy music from across Africa.
The Sunny coasts very own 'Jambezi' is an 8 piece marimba band formed in 2002. They are renowned for always getting their audiences to dance smilingly, just minutes after they spark up their cheerful, buzzing and vibrant Jambezi-performance. Seven Zimbabwean style marimbas (wooden xylophones) of different sizes represent soprano, tenor, baritone and bass. On these they play a great variety of joyous dance songs from across Southern Africa. Jambezi's incisive rhythmic cohesion is backed by extensive performing experience and thorough grounding in tradition. Be inspired by their spark.
The 7 piece percussion ensemble 'Spankinhide' have wowed fans at the Woodford Folk Festival for each of the last five years and are regular faces at venues and events across Brisbane and south east Queensland. Therefore the name 'Spankinhide' has become synonymous with having a wicked, all-dancing goodtime! Backed by a rocking rhythm section, dancers Vanessa and Josie strikingly capture the essence of African culture in their vibrant dances. This music is devised and devoted to make you shake your booty.
Last time both ensembles played members of the audience summoned their friends to the J, since the night was to good to be missed. For everyone else Jambezi and Spankinhide are back by popular demand for a big, percussive, roof-raising night. Surrender to the beat on 29.03.08, 7pm for an 8pm start. Tickets to this licensed event are only $20, phone 5455 4455.