Global Rhythms 2013 – Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills. Saturday 19th October 2013

Global Rhythms 2013 – Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills. Saturday 19th October 2013

Awesome stuff happening in Surry Hills this weekend… On Saturday October 19 Eastside Radio proudly presents Global Rhythms: an annual World Music festival in Sydney.

It is a celebration of the cultural diversity that exists within this city, showcasing unique varieties of dance, film, food and live music. By bringing together different communities in the pursuit of social harmony, Global Rhythms positively adds to the international image of the city as a vibrant and creative cultural hub.

Held for the first time in Prince Alfred Park Surry Hills this event features some of the most exciting and contemporary world music sounds. From Afro Nomad’s West African Soukos and the catholics world dance rhythms to Dereb the Ambassador’s Ethiopian soul and Abuka Trio’s Brazilian funk this festival will make you move. Also included is Mongolian throat singer Bukhu with Horse and Wood plus Charlie McMahon and Gondwana Band while the inclusion of Tiago and Rafa’s Untitled ensures contemporary cutting edge sounds all afternoon.

2013 sees the event included for the first time in the Sydney Rides Festival. So come along and Try2Wheels or ride on over and take advantage of free bike valet parking!

There’s also an international array of food and cuisine from all corners of the globe and with Metro Screen launching the United Nations of Film, Global Rhythms is set to become a staple of the Sydney festival circuit. So jump on your bike and peddle your way around the world to Surry Hills for this unique outdoor family friendly event.

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When: 1pm to 8pm on Saturday 19th October 2013
Where: Prince Alfred Park Surry Hills




This 3 man band is constantly thriving for new rhythms and sounds that will make you dance. Their musical combination involves a very unique selection of sounds and grooves that infuses Brazillian rhythms with soul-jazz and fun

Lead singer/Guitarist & composer – Tiago de Lucca Piano/Composer – Marcello Maio Cajon,Pandeiro, Hand percussion – Sandro Bueno



Traditional West African music with blues, soukous and Latin jazz. Malin Sylla is the creative force behind the group whose original compositions are played on the sweetly rustic strings of the melodic Kora or “African harp”, creating the distinctly unique sounds of AFRO NOMAD, a tapestry of African rhythms and gently soothing melodies.

Kora – Malin Sylla Master Guitarist Moussa Diakite Percussion Rory Brown, Grant Naylor, Julian Bel- Bachir



The catholics formed in 1981 and are one of Australia’s most distinctive contemporary groups. This 7 piece ensemble have performed their popular jazz acts all across the nation. They have won a Mo Award for Best Jazz Group and three of their eight acclaimed albums have been nominated for the ARIA awards.

Composer/Leader/Bassist – Lloyd Swanton Saxophone – Sandy Evans Trombone/Pocket trumpet – James Greening Percussion – Fabian Hevia Guitar – Jon Pease Piano accordian – Gary Daley Drums – Hamish Stuart



Taiko No Wa is a taiko group whose members are drawn from class members of the TaikOz school. The ensemble comes together once a week at the TaikOz Dojo to beat the taiko, blow the shinobue, sing songs and above all, enjoy each other’s company.



Born in Ethiopia and now an honorary Sydney-Sider, Dereb Desalegn has built on the traditional sounds of his upbringing to create a stellar career for himself of the years. His appearance at Global Rhythms will see Dereb and his 7-piece band inject some classic jazz-fusion decibels of 60s-70s combined with the rhythmical incarnations of traditional Ethiopian sounds.



Expose yourself to the art of Mongolian Overtone Throat Singing mixed with some Turkish stringed delights. Mongolion artist Bukhu, who is renowned for playing his unique horse head fiddle, will join forces with Oud master John Robinson to bring a fushion like no other. With inspiring harmonies and exotic plucking, you will definitely experience a set unlike any other.

Horse Head Fiddle – Bukhu Oud Master – John Robinson



Known for bringing the traditional didjeridu into contemporary music, Charlie McMahon and his Gondwana band will be bring the didj-jazz concoction to get the audience grooving. With a solid nine album back catalogue to work from, there will be nothing short of diversity in their setlist. There may even be an appearance from Charlie’s own unique creation, the Didjeribone.



The purple bottle project amuses its own music perception. Deepness weighted by dripping bass lines into a music mosaic, an interlude of genres that crosses the concept-able. The result of to major influences, african rhythms and deep electronic sounds.