Monash University Performing Arts Centres

Black Jesus Experience: Live at The Count's

Ethio-Funk master-trippers Black Jesus Experience hit The Count’s with their ten piece line up!

Performances & Gigs

Event Details

Category

Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Apr 17, 2024 19:30

Event Ends

Apr 17, 2024 21:30

Venue

Monash University Performing Arts Centres

Location

48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton VIC, Australia

Ethio-Funk master-trippers Black Jesus Experience hit The Count’s with their ten piece line up, featuring master improvisers Bob Sedergreen (keys), Peter Harper (sax) and Ian Dixon (trumpet).

Winners of the 2023 Music Victoria Multicultural Arts Diasporas Award, Black Jesus Experience is a nine piece explosion fusing an irresistibly danceable shot of traditional Ethiopian song 21st Century groove. For this special appearance they are joined by co-conspirator, Australian jazz legend Bob Sedergreen on keyboards. The rhymes and chimes of Black Jesus Experience deliver the power and beauty of Africa through the vocal prism of Hip Hop and freedom of Jazz.

Black Jesus Experience formed out of the multicultural arts melting pot of inner city Melbourne in 2008 with members from five continents bringing their soul together. They have performed at major events in Australia, Africa, UK and Europe including Glastonbury and Womad, won The Age Best Global Album with Migration and Best National Tour with esteemed collaborator ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke with whom they recorded their release, Cradle Of Humanity.

Doors 6.30pm, band on stage at 7.30pm

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