Monday 6th October
Hotel Great Northern

Doors open at 8pm for show at 9pm
Tix $22.50+BF presold/$27.50 at the door
Available from Oztix 1300 762 545 or at the venue 66 856 454
Batucada Sound Machine are forging new paths in global music.

Their massive mix of Brazilian beats with afrobeat, funk and hip hop has taken them throughout Australasia and the UK, including gigs at WOMAD Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

They received rave reviews and left the 10,000 strong crowd at WOMAD wondering what had hit them.

Loosely translated, ‘batucada’ means percussive samba jam, which aptly summarises BSM’s musical roots.

BSM began in 2003 when five passionate drummers met once a month in the dimly lit lounge bar of Galatos nightclub in Auckland to experiment fusing batucada with more local beats and influences.

Before long, a talented group of diverse musicians had joined in and the band had grown to 13 members.

Batucada Sound Machine have since evolved into an infectious mix of driving Brazilian rhythms, funk-style guitar licks and dub horns.

With influences from bands such as Ozomatli, Manu Chao and Chico Science, BSM have developed a solid reputation for delivering blistering live performances, fine musicianship and collective impulsiveness – the soulful vocals and super-tight horn section layer the Latin infused rhythms and wall-of-sound percussion, creating an intensity that has thrilled audiences everywhere.

The rising popularity and festive nature of BSM has also resulted in the band making the bill at numerous well-respected events alongside global heavyweights such as Damien Marley, Michael Franti and The Cat Empire.

For more information, contact Suzie or Deisha from Ku Promotions 0412 140 320/0438 107 533 026684 7921