Summer Sounds | A World of Music
Saturday 27 January 2018 | 12noon – 6.30pm | Sound Shell
Come along for a day of great music, fabulous food, plenty of fun, and summery vibes. A jam-packed program of outstanding artists celebrating traditional and contemporary music in the beautiful surrounds of the Four Winds Sound Shell. An opportunity for locals and visitors to connect through music in a celebration of summer, creativity and talent.
A great range of food and beverage options will be available throughout the afternoon including Valley Katering, Spicy Jam, Bermagui Gelati Clinic, Beardhawk Coffee, Za’s Mobile Coffee and the Four Winds Bar.
BYO picnic, rugs and low seating.
Fronted by legendary roots man Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian LTL GZeus and Sierra Leonian Blaka C, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as powerfully explosive as it is authentic. With three acclaimed albums under their belt and festival appearances across the country The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop.
The Sweet Valentinos
Formed in early 2017, The Sweet Valentinos have quickly earned a reputation as one of the South Coast’s favourite musical acts. Melodies seasoned with percussion, double bass, violin, loads of harmonies and the jangle of a piano. Ragged rural rhythms and dreamy beatnik undertones. Their music is a wide open field under a summer afternoon. The Sweet Valentinos. Right in the Pocket of Love.
Benji and The Saltwater Sound System
The coconut wireless has relayed the message that Ben Fowler has just returned to his mother country Australia to kick start a new musical project, Benji and the Saltwater Sound System. After a year of village living in remote Solomon Islands this musical excursionist has some new material for Australian audiences, as well as his newly acquired village nickname, Benji.
David Hewitt is an internationally renowned percussionist, vocalist, composer improviser, educator and, multi-disciplinary performer who received his training in Australia, Japan and the USA. He has created work for concert, theatre, film, dance, cabaret and radio broadcast.
The program also features international artists performing in their own right as well as part of a collaboration put together by Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb just for this event. James (classical accordion) will collaborate with Yasukazu Kano, visiting Japanese Shinobue bamboo flute player, YuNiOn made up of Masae Ikegawa and Graham Hilgendorf performing percussion/taiko drum, and Bega Valley local artists David Hewitt (percussion), Kade Brown (piano), and Sam Martin (double bass).