Hut Xmas Party! Internationally Acclaimed CHAIKA + OKA
14 December, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm| $30
The Hut’s last blockbuster gig of 2019 reflects the essence of OKA & CHAIKA – a celebration of all that it is to be alive and free in the world today.
Gracing the Hut stage for the first time in four years, OKA’s famous signature sound is an irresistible blend of influences spanning house, big-beat, reggae-dub, roots, jazz and world music – a mash up of dance & downtempo electro beats marinated in the mystical spirit of the Dreamtime.
Chaika’s latest album ARROW has been ARIA nominated for Best World Music Album 2019. Recorded and produced by ARIA award-winning team Bob Scott and Llew Kiek, Chaika’s vast influences create superb genre-blending music that transcends labels.
Pre sale tickets $30 (Kids under 12 free – please book)
“Ear to the ground, listen to our sound…a positive soul vibration.” DidgeriSTU
“This is Chaika at their best.” Timber and Steel
The OKA collective includes captivating melody on guitar, sax, flute & woodwinds, woven through organic juju beats of deep tribal fire.
At the creative heart of the music is Stu Boga Fergie (aka didgeriStu) -the big man behind the electronic beats, keys and vocals. Inspired by his aboriginal heritage, he connects you to earth with the deep, subsonic pulse, and resonance of his Yidaki (didgeridoo).
OKA has shared the stage with the likes of Arrested Development, Finley Quay and Xavier Rudd, shared the bill with Santana, Sting, KISS, Yothu Yindi, Burning Spear, Damian Marley and the Wailers and shone at festivals across the globe, spanning Australia, Europe, USA, Hawaii, Canada, Japan, Indonesia (and counting), sending unsuspecting crowds into hypnotic frenzies, gaining them a strong reputation as standout performers.
More info: oka-band.com
Chaika comprises some of Australia’s most sought after musicians: Rhythm Hut founder Rendra Freestone (percussion, guitar, vocals), Susie Bishop (violin, guitar, vocals), Laura Altman (clarinet, vocals), Emily-Rose Sarkova (accordion, piano, vocals), Laura Bishop (percussion, piano, accordion, vocals), Johan Delin (double bass, vocals).
They have worked with an impressive roster on major national & international stages including Rhythm Hunters, Bomba, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Kevin James, Elysian Fields, Miriam Lieberman Trio, Alireza Ghorbani, Great Waitress, Tángalo, Klezmer Divas, The London Bulgarian Choir, & The Renaissance Players.
Described as “spine-tingling” (Rhythms) and “extraordinary” (Fine Music FM), the Sydney-based sextet create a multi-faceted kaleidoscope of sounds – a true culmination of compositional, arranging and improvising prowess, performed with stunning attention to detail.
“Like a gust of wind ushering in a new season of possibilities … Arrow, as the title suggests, offered listeners a new direction in Australian Folk music, an innovative blend of beautifully crafted pieces.” (What’s on Sydney)
More info: chaikaband.com