Tamil Rogeon composer / conductor
Krystle Warren & Ryan Ritchie vocals
Doug de Vries guitar
Dan West electronics
From the seeds of tragedy comes a powerful new fusion of samples, orchestral music and Brazilian rhythms, created by one of Australia's most innovative composers. A young American man was shot dead on the eve of his 30th birthday in May 2007, after intervening in an attempted mugging in the party district of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. The gunman was an off-duty police officer and the event shined a light on Brazil's epidemic of police violence.
Tamil Rogeon, one of the visionaries behind the cut-up jazz brilliance of Melbourne's The Raah Project, takes this story as a framework for a stunning new work - a sweeping, cinematic amalgam of samba, beats, brass, woodwinds and strings. Part concert, part oratorio, part DJ set, part hip-hop collage, 24 Hours in Lapa channels a disparate mix of sounds into a singular concoction, an energetic sonic fusion tracing the contours of a young man's final hours.
Backed by acclaimed songstress Krystle Warren and one of Australia's foremost Brazilian guitarists, Doug de Vries, 24 Hours in Lapa is both an inspired new blend of musical traditions and a fiery meditation on the themes of vice, impetuosity and extinguished youth.
The Raah Project: "A fascinating hybrid of contemporary orchestral music, big-band jazz, soul and hip-hop, which manages to sound like an artful amalgam rather than an awkward pastiche." - The Age
This event contains Adult concepts.
Listen to a sample track:
A reserve $60 ($50 concession)
B reserve $40 ($30 concession)
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