BLUE KING BROWN (AUSTRALIA)
ORGONE (LOS ANGELES)
Wednesday, June 22
Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort St.
Underscoring the fiery vocals and political lyrics of Natalie Paapaa, Blue King Brown has created a distinctly original sound from Afrobeat, reggae, and Latin influences.
The band broke out with its first single, Water, from its debut EP in 2005. It followed with its first full-length CD Stand Up.
Now encompassing from 7 to 10 members, Blue King Brown is known for its high-energy live shows. Its latest CD, Worldwize, Part 1 (North & South) was released last year.
With a rooted sense of funk, soul, and Afrobeat, Los Angeles’ Orgone seamlessly slides through multiple styles at every performance. The original 5-member band released its debut CD in 2002.
Singer Fanny Franklin joined the group after the band was floored seeing her perform with Dakah, the 30-piece hip hop orchestra. Their first recording together, a cover of Funky Nassau, became a DJ fave worldwide.
Gaining worldwide recognition for their raw studio recordings and exciting live sets led to the release of The Killion Floor, an album of hard-hitting Afro-soul and funk. While enjoying comparisons to classic acts like War and Mandrill, or modern funk staples like Sharon Jones or Breakestra, Orgone is a group like no other.
Advance tickets are $18 and are available online or in person at the Jazz Winnipeg office, 007-100 Arthur St., by phone at 989-4656.
For only $75 you can see Blue King Brown and Orgone along with nearly 40 other Club Series shows just by flashing your pass!