09 PM | 29 May

AFROBEATS at Uber Lingua

… St Jeromes May 31st

After featuring Chief Boima from San Francisco, doing the Melbourne Funk Ball 3, presenting Japanese rappers Makkenz and Potato Master, hosting assorted Brisbanians, being involved in 5 events at last weekend’s Emerging Writers Festival including our brand new Ya Lingo multi-lingual MC Cipher concept… this Thursday is the final instalment in what has been one of the busiest months in Uber Lingua’s Melbourne history….

Earlier in the year we were invited to play at the last ever Melbourne Afrobeats festival, and have reciprocated the favour by inviting the crew who present that fest down to St Jeromes for a one off Afrobeats party!


Those guys are the Ujahmaa Soundsystem

Showcasing a tapestry of poetic ghetto gospel spiced with contemporary urban rhythms from indigenous cultures of the developing world, Ujahmaa Soundsystem are fronted by a collective of deejays and emcees, from Kenya, Cuba, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, New Zealand and local homegrown talent toasting big tunes from afrobeats, hip hop, reggae, kwaito, r&b, dancehall, psychedelic funk, soul, salsa, reggaeton, roots music with an urban ghetto feel.

Soon settling in a new arts bar and lounge in the heart of the city (Red Violin) and launching their own independent record label, Ujahmaa Soundsystem’s clash with Uber Lingua at St. Jeromes offers you a rare opportunity to experience and sample their musical spirit.

Featured suspects at this week’s gig at St Jeromes, deejays Flavio ex-Cuba (no cigars! Just good music), Ras Kauzi (Uganda), Bongo (Kenya), wicked emcee Presye RifRaf (Zimbabwe) clashing against Uber Lingua’s finest.

From Uber Lingua will be DJs Ume & Mr Fish (both Afrobeat specialists), bP and more including some surprise MCs… the turnover of DJs will be pretty quick with lotsa back to back action…

when: Thursday May 31st 6pm-1am where: St Jeromes 7 Caledonian Lane Melb CBD how much: $0 http://www.uberlingua.com/melb

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