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Island Vibe 2009


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Rudekat Records and Scene Magazine present:

Island Vibe 2009

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Featuring
Chali 2na [Jurassic 5] (USA)
Natiruts (Brazil)
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Mista Savona, The House Of Shem (NZ), The Nomad (NZ), Sunshine Sound System (NZ), Afro Dizzi Act (feat. Jali Buba Kuyateh), Laneous & The Family Yah, Kingfisha, Sunshine Bros, Oka, Bonjah, Josephine (New Cal.), Spacefix, Ngaiire, Saritah, Fyah Walk, Nicky Bomba, Grrilla Step, Lotek, Chocolate Strings, The Upsteppers, Georgia Potter and Declan Kelly

+ EVEN MORE

Red Bantoo, Mystic Beats, Grassroots Street Orchestra, Quandamooka, A French Butler Called Smith, Pippi Lips, Clara D, Yeshe, Golden Sound, Tin Can Radio, Darky Roots, CC The Cat, Imandan, Juzzie Smith, Mama-Dukes, Sunny Dread, D Kazman, Tanukidub, Umkancho, Jesse Witney, Danny Ross, George Bishop, Gnibi, Martini 66, Micka Etheridge, Midjimberry Road, Nga Morehu, Pear and The Awkward Orchestra, Positive Timing, Shannon Sol Carroll, Straddie Island Singers and The Sounds of Sun Collective


2009 ISLAND VIBE SELECTAS

Andy Dub, Basmati, Ben Osborne, Billy Dread, Blaze Fire Sound, Bluesabelle, Bullet Electra, Dakini Huckleberry, Kat Kid, Marz and Paprika, Maskram, Red Bantoo, ReseteseR and Rudekat



THE FESTIVAL
Now in its fourth year, the annual Island Vibe Festival at Point Lookout on Minjerribah, (Stradbroke Island) has established itself as one of the leading cultural and music festivals in the South Pacific. The three day event encompasses a large variety of roots and contemporary music, emerging circus performances, traditional dance, speakers’ forum and cultural workshops.

Island Vibe is free for children under 12 (accompanied by an adult), and has a bustling food and craft market and licensed bar. Island Vibe is dedicated to environmental sustainability and encourages the use of renewable resources, recycling, composting, car-pooling and cycling.

Arts Culture & Community
Island Vibe’s Arts, Culture & Community Program celebrates a range of cultures through music, dance, visual arts, performances, forums and workshops. Customary protocols, community consultation, participation, equal representation and a commitment to a better understanding of our collective Island roots are at the forefront of this evolving program.

It provides both artistic and cultural exchange opportunities for the local community, and strives to create harmony among cultures by coming together on equal ground, in a positive environment on a stunningly beautiful island – Minjerribah!

2009 highlights will include more amazing music from Aotearoa, Australia, New Caledonia, and other nations in the South Pacific, as well as the launch of the ‘Island Rhythm Project’ – a week long cultural and artistic exchange between the local Stradbroke Island community and national and international artists, leading into festival workshops, speakers forums and culminating in a one-off collaborative performance.



Island Rhythm
The Island Rhythm project is an exciting new element in the festival facilitated by Byron based community organisation KulchaJam Inc.

Jammin up the rhythms and cultures of our region, Island Vibe performers from Kanaky New Caledonia, Aotearoa, Papua New Guinea will join other Pacific artists, the Gorenpul and Nunukl traditional owners of Minjerribah and the Island community for a week of cultural and artistic exchange, including musical workshops and collaboration, and the swapping of traditional rhythms and stories.

A dedicated venue within the festival will tune festival goers into the rhythm of the islands as people from different Islander cultures come together to share their culture, music, stories and experiences past, present and future. Musical collaborations, speakers forums, workshops, dance, story, films and impromptu performances will form part of our growing arts and culture program.

Festival patrons will be able to experience a dynamic and culturally informative combination of workshops, talks and artistic performances which generate understanding and dialogue; providing opportunities for celebration while bringing an increased awareness of the aspirations of Indigenous people and the challenges and successes that the first peoples across our region have met in maintaining culture and connection to country.

The project will culminate with a collaborative performance bringing rhythms from across the Pacific together to celebrate with Minjerribah traditional musicians and dancers, and an opportunity for festival goers to participate in the festival closing ceremony.

THE ARTISTS

Chali 2na

Bearing an identifiably deep baritone voice, Chali 2na (born Charles Stewart, Jr.) became the unofficial point man for West Coast hip hop legends Jurassic 5. Originally from southside Chicago, Chali first gained an interest in graffiti writing before getting into music.

Before Jurassic 5 fully took off, Chali 2na and Cut Chemist also helped found the band Ozomatli, whose music was a fusion of worldbeat, rock, hip hop, and Latin dance/funk. As part of two critically acclaimed ensembles, Chali 2na sent waves in the music world with each of their debuts. His solo foray began in 2004 with his Fish Market mixtapes, and his long awaited solo debut Fish Outta Water promises to mark the final stage in Chali’s creative evolution, bringing together a diverse range of influences and collaborators including Damien Marley, Beenie Man, Anthony Hamilton and the late great J Dilla.

His 4-piece live stage show is a progression from the days of Jurassic 5 and embraces a more serious and inspired creative mission than any of his previous work. Having had over ten years of preparation, Chali 2na, the elder statesman of West Coast hip hop is finally ready to unleash his solo assault on Australian audiences. Catch Chali 2na whn he hits the Island Vibe stage for his ONLY Queensland show.

Natiruts

Brazilian reggae pioneers Natiruts are set to make their first trip to Australia to headline the 2009 Island Vibe Festival. Formed in Brasilia in 1996, Natiruts have led a reggae revolution in their home country, bringing their uniquely Brazilian sound to the forefront of the musical landscape. Their 1997 release Nativus sold 450,000 in Brazil alone, starting a remarkable trend they have continued over the group’s 5 other albums, including their most recent Raçaman.

Mixing traditional reggae techniques with their Brazilian roots, Natiruts incorporate elements of bossa nova, dancehall and backbeat, creating a distinctive sound that has been recognised worldwide. Coming off a recent tour to Europe which included a highlight set at the Rotonton Sunsplash European Reggae Festival, Natiruts are preparing to make a massive splash at this year’s Island Vibe.

Mista Savona
One of the few Australian reggae producers to be making a name internationally, with collaborations with top Jamaican artists such as Anthony B and Horace Andy. Mista Savona’s album ‘Melbourne meets Kingston’ was a milestone in Australian reggae. Mista Savona, who is also an acclaimed keyboardist and band leader, will be touring later this year with a full band and will be taking the mainstage at this year's Island Vibe.

House Of Shem
House Of Shem hail from Aotearoa, New Zealand and like many legendary reggae groups this band is built around the classic harmony trio format. At the helm is Carl Perkins, a man with over thirty years experience writing and playing reggae music. As a former member of Herbs, Mana and the Twelve Tribes of Israel Band amongst others, Carl’s musical credentials are impeccable. Joining him up front are two of his sons, Te Omeka and Isaiah who not only provide harmonies but both of whom also write, take turns at singing lead and play keyboards as well. It is this blood link and family bond that renders the sound of their combined voices as something really extraordinary. Each of the three has their own distinct song writing style and voice, effectively giving the band three different lead singers. The harmonies are sublime and the precision of their ensemble performance is phenomenal.

The Nomad
Multi-talented with achievements to match, The Nomad (Daimon Schwalger) has taken the road less-travelled in search of the good groove. Seamlessly fusing hip hop, drum ‘n’ bass, soul and jazz, with trip hop and dub, The internationally-renown DJ/producer has crafted a significant and successful career for more than a decade both behind the decks and in control of his production studio. Having released five albums to date and with his sixth due to drop in late 2009, The Nomad’s return to Island Vibe will showcase his latest offerings, as well as his much-loved old faves.

Sunshine Sound System
Sunshine Sound System formed when DJ Downtown Brown (aka Simon Hendl) and P Digsss (aka Paora Apera) got together for a jam in Queenstown in 2000. They unashamedly jam the whole range of music that they love, typically including lots of fresh bootlegs, a bit of reggae & dub, plenty of hip hop, dancehall, original skool soul and funk including a few crate-digger breaks – plus if the mood takes them a badboy fusion of old skool ragga junglism, breaks and D&B. With the Sunshine Sound System Crew often busy with other collaborations and projects, this is a rare chance to catch them in Australia live.

Afro DizziAct (feat. Jali Buba Kuyateh)
Over the past 10 years Afro Dizzi Act have performed at international festivals & concerts in Nepal, India and Dubai. Throughout this time the boys from Brisbane had a dream & goal to study, collaborate & perform with as many different cultures as possible to help enrich their own sound as well as creating a unique global melting pot of influences that could inspire them with their own sonic creations. This dream & passion has led them to perform with legendary artists such as Trilok Gurtu (India), Wala (Ghana, West Africa), Ralph Thomas (France), Cadenza (Nepal), Chris Berry, Panjea (USA, Africa) & Don Burrows (Australia).

Laneous & The Family Yah
The ‘Lovable Tramp with the clamped, cramped fist in the air’, Laneous is the conceptual poet for the Backbeat Generation. Devoting his life to music since dropping out of high school at the age of 15, Laneous’s musical vision has been unfaltering. Born into the Bohemian south-Brisbane community that he’s now so heavily a part of, Laneous has spearheaded a new Brisbane-born movement of edgy groove, hip hop bounce and soul glaze. Spotlight artists on Triple J Unearthed in June 09 and named amongst Hip Hop’s Hottest in J Mag’s City by City ‘Oz Hip Hop Special’, it would be no overstatement to say that Laneous And The Family Yah have recently become one of the most talked about bands in Brisbane and around the country.

Kingfisha
Kingfisha are a 5 piece reggae band from Brisbane. They have a wealth of live experience, featuring in some of Brisbane’s most prominent bands over the last five years. Kingfisha have a deep and abiding respect for reggae and its origins. They have taken the Jamaican rhythms and infused them with honest songwriting and strong melodies to create their own sound… Honest, Australian Reggae.

Sunshine Bros
It's nearly time for the birds, the bees and the brothers. For the uninitiated The Sunshine Brothers play a gritty style of gypsy/dub/reggae; they don't mind a drink and they like to have a good time and share it around. The Sunshine Brothers will play anywhere and always keep the place swaying with their organic dubbed out combination of bass, drums, piano, trumpet, melodica, guitar and the occasional vocal.

Oka
Oka’s home is a little surf town on the Sunshine Coast of Australia, the music echoes their roots and celebrates the diversity of Australian cultures, especially highlighting Indigenous Australia. The Oka signature is a smooth hi-fidelity sound that is full of beautiful uplifting melodies, tones and textures, cooked over raw didgeridoo rhythms and phatt dance driven grooves. Oka’s hypnotic, high energy live performances are a spontaneous exploration into the sublime. They consistently set themselves apart as a festival crowd favourite with their originality, honesty, and passion.

Bonjah
Bonjah’s rise has seen them handpicked to support The Who & The Black Seeds amongst other respected names, tour nationally with the prestigious Raggamuffin and perform at many of the other fine festivals across all of Australia. Their eclectic, soulful mix of roots, funk and folk, combined with their warm personalities and infectious charms, create a universal appeal that has struck a chord with the Australian public.

Spacifix
New Zealand band Spacifix, offer a unique fusion of reggae, funk, pop and rock that excites audiences worldwide. Their stage show draws inspiration from theatre, film and good old fashioned rock n roll and is delivered with an energy and excitement that is second to none. Spacifix always have the audience dancing and are sure to get the festival vibes flowing.

Saritah
Engaging, uplifting and playfully powerful, Saritah’s live shows are dynamic, colourful celebrations of life. Whether delivering melodic acoustic guitar soul, rockin roots reggae or dancehall, Saritah loves to connect with the audience. Lyrically, positivity and affirmations sit organically beside the serious, and her vocals are delivered with a captivating blend of attitude and grace. She is joined by a diverse collective of talented musicians who each contribute their unique flavour in bringing her songs to life.

Fyah Walk
Amazing. A real first for Australia. With highly energetic stage shows, this is now one of the country's most highly regarded roots reggae bands. Debut release Sunrise Red swells potent lyrics of a unique message, bringing fire & heat, consuming all in heavy bass, drum & blazing vocals.

Nicky Bomba
After years of working with bands from Africa to the Middle East and honing his reggae, ska and mento expertise, Nicky has established himself as one of Australia’s highest respected musician and producer. Nicky will be selecting fellow artists from the 2009 festival bill to create a onetime only, ska studded performance as the Island Vibe Allstars.

Grrilla Step
Grrilla Step is an exciting new project for DJ Dexter (ex Avalanches), who has changed musical directions dramatically since he became disillusioned with the mainstream music scene and met Papua New Guinean log drumming master Airi Ingram (Drum Drum) on a trip to Darwin. Soon after Dexter sought out the Pacific Islander Krump crew Royal Fam from Dandenong, who interweave Polynesian culture with Krumping to create their own unique Krump characters. With Grrilla Step, Dexter & Airi are pursuing their collective vision of incorporating cultural music into hip-hop, and creating a new Australian music form which is truly boundary-crossing and groundbreaking.

Lotek
Lotek's music is a blend of old time Ska and Reggae with up-to-date rap styles and flows all set to music by an 8-piece live band. It's as Jamiacan as it is English, imagine Ian Dury made an album with King Tubby! Originally making a name for himself producing tracks for Roots Manuva, Lotek soon become a legend in the dub/hip hop scene. Since releasing his debut album, Mixed Blessings in July 2006, he has set up stumps in Australia.

Chocolate Strings
The Chocolate Strings have been described as one of Brisbane’s finest purveyors of grooved out dub. A range of diverse backgrounds and influences give them a smorgasbord of sounds, a veritable buffet of fresh beats, bass and acoustic grooves to please the most discerning appetite. From the rich deep Polynesian vocal harmonies of female vocalists Ofa Fanaika, Nia Falekakala and Nicole McWalters to the smokin' sax of Josh "Bachelor of Jazz" Appleby, these cats serve up a set where the only thing you can be sure of is leaving with a smile on your dial and sore legs from dancing.

The Upsteppers
Dancefloor-shaking roots-heavy reggae, potent social commentary, and ‘nuff band members to form their own separatist state. The Upsteppers represent the new signature sound of Brisbane conscious music, and have come to get you moving in positive directions. The sound is anthemic, compelling roots rhythms and conscious message delivered in big band format; skanking guitars and keys, vintage 3 piece horns, honey-sweet backing vocals, and a workhorse rhythm section.

Georgia Potter
Renowned for her adventurous and varied mix of genres, this young wordsmith delivers fresh folk, philosophy and soul, led by a powerful vocal freedom and a sassy, yet sincere stage manner. Whether performing with her band or in the timeless singer/songwriter style, her vibrant compositions blend intimacy, melody and groove with an explosive sense of narrative, poetry and experimentation. Within a sound that shifts between hard-hitting and mellow, Georgia, as the singer and poet, possesses the fragility of Laura Marling, the bite and depth of Ani Difranco, the conviction, power and groove of Lauryn Hill, tied together with a charm that is completely her own.

Declan Kelly
Winner of the Blues and Roots Act at the 2008 Music Oz Awards, Declan Kelly is an accomplished career musician who has risen through the ranks of the Australian blues and roots circuit. From playing in a duo called Slim La Beef and The Spare Ribs with Alex Lloyd at the age of just 15, to touring Australia with The Bondi Cigars, Kelly has built a performance reputation as a groove drummer, music maker, recording artist and vocalist. His list of credits includes playing drums and touring across Australia and Internationally with: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Axel Whitehead, Guy Sebastian, Katie Noonan, Alex Lloyd, Paulini, Afro Moses, Jon Stevens, King Tide, Tommee and the Neighbourhood, the Bondi cigars to name just a few.

+ EVEN MORE
Red Bantoo, Mystic Beats, Grassroots Street Orchestra, Quandamooka, A French Butler Called Smith, Pippi Lips, Clara D, Yeshe, Golden Sound, Tin Can Radio, Darky Roots, CC The Cat, Imandan, Juzzie Smith, Mama-Dukes, Sunny Dread, D Kazman, Tanukidub, Umkancho, Jesse Witney, Danny Ross, George Bishop, Gnibi, Martini 66, Micka Etheridge, Midjimberry Road, Nga Morehu, Pear and The Awkward Orchestra, Positive Timing, Shannon Sol Carroll, Straddie Island Singers and The Sounds of Sun Collective

2009 ISLAND VIBE SELECTAS
Andy Dub, Basmati, Ben Osborne, Billy Dread, Blaze Fire Sound, Bluesabelle, Bullet Electra, Dakini Huckleberry, Kat Kid, Marz and Paprika, Maskram, Red Bantoo, ReseteseR and Rudekat

Not to mention Circus Performances, Traditional Dance, Speakers’ Forums, Cultural Workshops, and a whole bunch more

TICKETS
Both season passes and individual day tickets are available for sale now. Tickets can be obtained by calling 1300 GET TIX (438 839), jumping on to www.moshtix.com.au, or from the usual outlets. Check out www.islandvibe.com.au for more details.

Carbon Offset
In support of action against global warming, Island Vibe is committed to offsetting carbon emissions produced as a direct result of the event. This includes carbon emitted by air, road and ocean travel and any energy needed to bring you that unique Island Vibe sound. $2 from each Island Vibe ticket sold will contribute towards this environmental initiative.

Ferry
Getting to and from North Stradbroke Island via Vehicle Ferries and Water Taxi. Stradbroke Ferries has been a major supporter of Island Vibe Festival since the start and they kindly provide Island Vibe festival patrons with discounted vehicle ferry travel to and from Cleveland (mainland) and Dunwich (Stradbroke Island). Vehicle ferry timetables are available on their website, details are available at www.islandvibe.com.au on how to book with Stradbroke Ferries and receive your exclusive Island Vibe Festival goer discount.

A regular shuttle bus service to Dunwich and Amity Point throughout the 3 days of the festival will be provided for festival goers. Shuttle bus times and prices will be updated on the Island Vibe website in the coming weeks.

Camping
For your convenience, all campsites on Stradbroke Island can be reserved directly through the Redland City Council. Phone 1300 551 253 for more information and to reserve your campsite.

Site Information: Adder Rock Campground is located closest to the festival site (5 min walk); Cylinder Beach Campground is a short drive away (15 min walk) and Amity Point is a 15 minute drive to the festival site. A regular shuttle bus service to Dunwich and Amity Point throughout the 3 days of the festival will be provided for festival goers. Shuttle bus times and prices will be updated on the Island Vibe website in the coming weeks.

More updates regarding extra camping will be released on www.islandvibe.com.au

Other Accommodation Options
Feel like staying in a bit more comfort? Resorts, backpacker hostels and holiday houses are also available on the island for Island Vibe attendees, for more information check out the festival website.

WEBSITE
The brand-new Island Vibe website www.islandvibe.com.au is online now. Check it out for all the latest news, including camping information, transport, merchandise, ferry discounts, and heaps, heaps more. And while you’re there, make sure you sign up to the Island Vibe Mailing List, to ensure you’re on top of all the latest Island Vibe announcements.



Island Vibe
3 Days: Friday October 30, Saturday 31 & Sunday November 1
Home Beach, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah)

Featuring: Chali 2na [Jurassic 5] (USA), Natiruts (Brazil), Mista Savona, The House Of Shem (NZ), The Nomad (NZ), Sunshine Sound System (NZ), Afro Dizzi Act (feat. Jali Buba Kuyateh), Laneous & The Family Yah, Kingfisha, Sunshine Bros, Oka, Bonjah, Josephine (New Cal.), Spacefix, Ngaiire, Saritah, Fyah Walk, Nicky Bomba, Grrilla Step, Lotek, Chocolate Strings, The Upsteppers, Georgia Potter, Declan Kelly, Red Bantoo, Mystic Beats, Grassroots Street Orchestra, Quandamooka, A French Butler Called Smith, Pippi Lips, Clara D, Yeshe, Golden Sound, Tin Can Radio, CC The Cat, Imandan, Juzzie Smith, Darky Roots, Mama-Dukes, Sunny Dread, D Kazman, Tanukidub, Umkancho, Jesse Witney, Danny Ross, George Bishop, Gnibi, Martini 66, Micka Etheridge, Midjimberry Road, Nga Morehu, Pear and The Awkward Orchestra, Positive Timing, Shannon Sol Carroll, Straddie Island Singers, The Sounds of Sun Collective, Andy Dub, Basmati, Ben Osborne, Billy Dread, Blaze Fire Sound, Bluesabelle, Bullet Electra, Dakini Huckleberry, Kat Kid, Marz and Paprika, Maskram, Red Bantoo, ReseteseR and Rudekat

www.islandvibe.com.au

The Island Vibe Festival is benefiting from funding under the Queensland Events Regional Development Program (QERDP). The QERDP is an investment program designed to extend the flow of economic and social benefits of events to regional Queensland. A state-wide initiative, the program is committed to enhancing existing events in regional Queensland, as well as assisting in the establishment of new events. Since the QERDP began in 2001, more than $12.5 million has been invested in 600 regional events, an indicator of the important role these events play in their communities and wider Queensland.

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Big lineup on this one !!

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Darky Roots

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Great line-up. even step up from last year i reckon

This is such a lush place for a festival. I remember last year going from the dance-floor for a 1 minute walk and i was in the ocean, still listening to the main-stage.

Minjerribah is a Sub-tropical roots and culture paradise (at least one weekend of the year)

If you heading up for this one, be sure to book accommodation really soon, 4 weeks out and houses close to the festival site are thinning out. book ya camping too.

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