Highlife  winter  tour  with Bassidi  Koné      

Sunshine  Coast based  ‘Afro  Psych’ band  Highlife are joined  by  the legendary Bassidi Koné  (West  Africa) for a handful  of east coast  dates this winter!

Highlife  are a Queensland  Music  Award winning world music act based on the Sunshine  Coast, who have captivated the crowds at Woodford  Folk  Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and Island Vibe Festival. Their  sets are well known for being relentlessly high energy, with a unique  sound that is a concoction of African rhythms, psychedelic funk and improvisational  fusion, described  as ‘Afro Psych’.

The  band is  built around  Hayden Hack, a  talented singer/songwriter  who  was raised in South Africa and  the UK by professional musician parents. Hayden recently returned from a solo tour of South Africa, and now resides in Maleny.  Completing  the Highlife   rhythm section  is Nathaniel Combs,  a percussion teacher who   has just returned from studying  in  West Africa, well known jazz  drummer Max Sportelli, Brad Wenham on  six string bass, and Paddy Kiernan  on  guitar.

Bassidi  Koné  comes  from Mali  in  West Africa. Bassidi tours  internationally and collaborates  with  diverse ensemble groups, delving  into Afro-jazz,  Latin, reggae, classical and contemporary genres. Don’t  miss your chance to catch this unique   international collaboration  and don’t forget your dancing shoes!

Venues and dates:

28 July: Nimbin Bush Theatre, 29 July: Brunswick Heads Hotel, 30 July: Byron Bay Beach Hotel, 3 August: Caloundra Powerboat Club, 4 August: Majestic Theatre, Pomona.

Kate Lawrence
Author: Kate Lawrence

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