Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Yo CiTY
Jarabi Band ignites the stage with their contemporary Guinean fusion of rich vocals, upbeat rhythms, and intricate melodies.
Get ready for an electrifying evening as Jarabi Band takes audiences on an uplifting journey through the ancient Manding Empire in West Africa to modern-day life. Led by visionary Guinean-born, Melbourne-based artist Mohamed Camara, Jarabi weaves a vibrant tapestry of rich vocals, upbeat rhythms, and intricate melodies on the kora, guitar, saxophone, and balafon. A reflection of Australia’s vibrant and diverse music scene, experience an incredibly joyful and dynamic sound as Jarabi ignites the stage.
Performing their most recent release, Duniama, a word which means ‘in this world’ in the Susu language, it seeks to encompass everything that Jarabi stands for. Driven by a deep desire to share Guinea’s music and culture with the world, Camara describes the album as a ‘personal journey of life, loss, and love.’
Transcending cultural and language barriers with profound storytelling through Guinean Susu and Malinke language, Jarabi’s music resonates with listeners on a deeply personal level.
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Artists & Program
Mohamed Camara vocals, kora, djembe
Anna Camara balafon, dun duns, backing vocals
Thomas E Rouch guitar
Georgia Frey bass guitar
Maddison Carter drums
Cheryl Durongpisitkul saxophone, backing vocals
Mohamed Camara / Traditional
Traditional / Mohamed Camara / Jarabi
See Jarabi Band perform their vibrant fusion of Guinean and contemporary music.
Hear rich vocals, rhythmic beats, and intricate melodies.
Think about how Jarabi Band transcends cultural and language barriers through profound storytelling.
Feel joy, uplifted, and energised by this performance.
This production is part of the following series:
Thursday 1 February 2024 7pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval) Please note, running times are approximate and subject to change.
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