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World Music Party at Palais Hepburn with Sol Nation & Guests

  • Palais Hepburn 111 Main Rd Hepburn Springs VIC 3461 Australia (map)

Palais-Hepburn is proud to host a World Music Party bringing the party vibe your way.

Sol Nation are the product of Melbourne's communal musical scene - at its heart lies the reggae experience of Paulo Almeida (The Dili Allstars), the rock charisma of Colin Badger (Painters and Dockers), and the soulful Queen of funk, Katti Môni, the Ace of Bass, Miss Ann Metry, the samba-reggae legend Mark Grunden on drums, Timorese maestro Acez Tamba Zeca Mesquita on percussion and the ever-handsome, multi-talented, Mikki bringing it home on keys.

With INFECTIOUS rhythms, worldly lyrics and impassioned musicianship, Sol nation takes you from Dili to Cairns, Lisbon to Rio, and draws upon a wealth of international musical culture to bring you a melting pot of Reggae, Samba, Funk, Salsa, East Timorese folk and African music.

East Timorese vocalist Almeida, is the voice of Sol Nation, soaring and weaving through the music in a mixture of English, Portuguese and Tetum, a product of his life experience living in several different countries during his homeland's occupation by Indonesia. "The band is more than the sum of its parts, though," says Almeida. "It's about having a good time, having a dance, and enjoying the global mixture of music that we've found here in Melbourne."

The band have toured nationwide and internationally from dancing up a storm in Arnhem Land to featuring at some of the best festivals nationwide, such as Woodford Folk Festival, Moomba, Port Fairy Folk Festival, AWME, St Kilda Festival, Brunswick Festival, Reggaetown, White Night and Globe 2 Globe, to name a few. The band have toured through East Timor and recently returned from touring Malaysia where they were one of the headliners for the Langkawi Island International Music Festival.

All combined, Sol Nation has created one of the most exuberant, colourful, intoxicating and exciting live shows in Australia. With a charismatic, high energy, infectious live show, and a strong global conscience, Sol Nation is a unique and must-see Australian musical experience. They guarantee a performance to remember.

Joining the party are Maya Rose and Kingstone.

Maya Rose is a R&B singer-songwriter from Castlemaine. Winner of Battle of the Bands, Castlemaine heat (2017), 20 year old Maya mesmerizes audiences with her soulful vocals, moving lyrics and compelling sounds on keyboard. Maya will release her debut single on April 26 and EP later in 2019.

This is a night that will go down in the books!
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