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Gigs from 2010 – 2011

Afro Mandinko @ National Folk Festival (Canberra)

April 21 – 25 2011

Afro Mandinko will be travelling to Canberra this Easter for a fantastic show at the National Folk Festival this weekend.

For more information: http://www.folkfestival.asn.au

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Afro Mandinko @ Nite Cat

Every Saturday night in June 2010

Afro Mandinko, one of Melbourne’s most exciting and dynamic live world acts is back to entertain every Saturday night in June at the City and Fitzroy Nite Cat.

Sat 5th & 12th June: Nite Cat City – 279 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Sat 19th & 26th June: Nite Cat Fitzroy – 141 Johnston Street, Fitzroy

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ONE AFRICA – Mandinka Sound Australian Tour

With Muhanamwe

One Africa features two of Melbourne’s most celebrated West African performers, King Marong and Lamine Sonko. A subtle fusion of traditional West African culture and contemporary Australian influences, One Africa creates a hypnotically soulful repertoire of original songs.

Having already played at several major national and international music festivals including Bellingen Global Carnival, Reggaetown, Moomba, Blue Mountains Music Festival and Malaka Festival Malaysia the ensemble will be on the Kultour National Touring program playing at a number of the countries much loved festivals.

Touring Dates:

NSW/ACT

24 July – Wagga Wagga Civic Centre
27 & 28 July – The Street Theatre, Canberra
30 July – Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford
13 August – Lismore City Hall

QLD

1 August – Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre
3 August – Mount Isa Civic Centre
5 August – Cairns Civic Theatre
7 August – Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane
8 August – The Events Centre, Caloundra
10 & 11 – Workshops at BEMAC, Brisbane
17 & 18 – BEMAC workshops – Logan & Toowoomba

NT

21 August – The Amphitheatre Intimate, Darwin Festival
22 August – St. Paul’s Anglican Church
24 August – Katherine High School
25 & 26 August – Binjari & Kalano Aboriginal Community, Katherine
28 August – Winanjikari Music Centre, Tennant Creek
29 August – Nyinnka Nyunyu Cultural Centre, Tennant Creek

WA

2 September – Camel Lane Theatre, Carnarvon
4 September – Don Russell Arts Centre, Thornlie
6 September – Shire of Moora Performing Arts Centre
9 September – Esperance Civic Centre
11 September – KULCHA Multicultural Arts, Fremantle
14 September – Arts Margaret River

Mandinka Sound is a kultour event produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria.

This tour is supported by Kultour: touring multicultural arts, changing Australian culture – a proud initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts.

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Bec Matthews – ‘Utopia’ EP launch

with band  The Kora Collective (Pin Rada, King Marong, Richie Brain, Martin Tucker)
plus special guests Aminata Doumbia, John Gray, Richard Piper and Ajak Kwai

7.30pm, Wed 7th April
The Toff in Town
2/252 Swanston St
Melbourne

Buy Tickets from moshtix, click here

‘Utopia’ is the debut release from Melbourne based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bec Matthews. Inspired by her extensive studies, travels and performances around the globe Bec has recorded a selection of original songs.

Following their debut as part of the Arts Centres ‘Mix It Up’ Program supporting Malian kora great Toumani Diabate, the Kora Collective return for an intimate evening of textural improvisation, original songs and music from afar.

Featuring the rare talents of globally inspired multi-instrumentalists Bec Matthews (kora, Kamelngoni),  Pin Rada (sarangi, lyra), King Marong (percussion), Richie Brain (guitars) Martin Tucker (flute, bolong) and vocalist Aminata Doumbia, the ensemble are sure to captivate with a selection of lush soundscapes, contemporary beats, and other worldly charm.

http://www.myspace.com/becmatthewskora
www.triplejunearthed.com/BecMatthews
ABC Interview, click here

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Festivals 1999-2001

Here is a selection of Festivals King has played at during the years 1999-2001.
2001
World Championship Kalamazoo Classic, Cummins, SA
Dandenong Ranges Folk Festival with Safara, VIC
Port Fairy Folk Festival performance with Bantaba Binde & Warako Musica, VIC
Port Fairy Folk Festival children’s workshop, VIC
Adelaide Come Out Festival performance and Carnival Street Parade, SA
2000
Muldon Festival performance with Roots Santamba, VIC
Victor Harbor Folk Festival performances with Bantaba Binde and Hi-Life, SA
Hemisphere, Olympics Arts Festival, NSW
The Boite Winter Festival performance with Roots Santamba, VIC
Millenium Chorus at the Melbourne Concert Hall, VIC
Hobart Fringe Festival performance with Martin Tucker & Roots Santamba, TAS
Port Fairy Folk Festival performance with Bantaba Binde, VIC
High Beam Festival performance with Bantaba Binde, SA
The Coffee Festival at Carrick Hill performance with Bantaba Binde SA
Getaway Expo performance with Bantaba Binde, Darling Harbor, NSW
The Aldinga Multicultural Festival performance, SA
Dance Week with Ausdance, SA
Murray Bridge Town Hall, SA
1999
Norwood Arts & Music Festival, SA
Victor Harbor Folk Festival, SA
The Boite Winter Festival performance with Santamba, VIC
McLaren Vale Bushing Festival, SA
Getaway Expo performance with Bantaba Binde, NSW

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Gigs – 2002

Here is a list of gigs King played during 2002.

JAN
Lamberti’s Drumming Workshop, Melbourne  KING MARONG
Melbourne Zoo:  BLUE TURBAN PERCUSSION
FEB
HYATT Hotel, SA:  BANTABA BINDE
Prince Patrick Hotel:  WARAKO MUSICA
St Kilda Festival:  WARAKO MUSICA
Collingwood Town Hall:  BLUE TURBAN PERCUSSION
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Lion Arts Centre, SA:  BANTABA BINDE
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Red Room:  BANTABA BINDE
Moonta Prawn Festival, SA:  BANTABA BINDE
MARCH
Apollo Bay Music Festival:  ROOTS SANTAMBA
Unley ‘Way To Go’ Festival, SA:  BANTABA BINDE
MAY
Planet Caf , Vic:  SAFARA
JUNE
Box Hill Arts Centre:  SAFARA
St Margaret’s Hall, Eltham:  SAFARA
JULY
Recording of Kairadua
AUGUST
Central Australian tour including 
Alice Springs Festival, 
Ampiladjawich community   
Hermansburg Primary School.
Alice Springs High School
Tanengegere council, town

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Gigs – 2003

Here is a list of gigs that King played during 2003

JAN
Daylesford Singers Festival:  KING MARONG
Werribee Zoo:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
Barbukka:  BLUE TURBAN PERCUSSION
Geelong Waterfront Festival:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
Bundoora Park, Citizenship Ceremony:  KING MARONG
Esplanade Hotel:  SAFARA
RMIT University:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
CERES Environment Park:  AGORO
CERES Environment Park:  education/cultural/musical workshops
FEB
Melbourne Museum:  Brunswick Women’s Choir
St Marks Hall, Clifton Hill :D ANCE & DRUMMING WORKSHOP
RMIT:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
Craigieburn Festival:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
Geelong PACO Festival
Werribee Zoo:  VALANGA KHOSA
MARCH
African Mystical Arts:  DRUMMING WORKSHOP
Corner Hotel:  KING MARONG & MIHI RANGI
SBS, Federation Square:  KING MARONG
Ceres Harvest Festival: KING MARONG
APRIL
Ruckers Bar:  SAFARA
National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT:  SAFARA
Planet Caf :  SAFARA
Box Hill Line Opening Ceremony:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
MAY
RMIT University:  KING MARONG
BOITE World Music Caf 
JUNE
DRUMTEK’S ‘The Ultimate Drummers Weekend’, Darebin Arts Centre:  KING MARONG & SAFARA
BARBUKKA:   SAFARA
JULY
Boite Winter Festival, Melbourne Millenium Chorus, The Arts Centre:  KING MARONG & SAFARA
AUGUST
West Australian Tour:  KING MARONG & SAFARA
SEPT
Canadian Tour
Primary and Secondary schools workshops in Winnipeg, Canada:  KING MARONG

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Gigs 2004

Here is a list of gigs that King played during 2004.

JAN-MARCH
The Gambia, West Africa:  CULTURAL STUDY TOUR
MARCH
West Australian Tour: KING MARONG
AUGUST
St Jerome’s, AVALANCHES BRAINZ DJ SET
Darwin Festival:  KING MARONG
Tennant Creek Festival:  KING MARONG
Kathryn Festival:  KING MARONG
School Workshops Tour, NT
SEPT
AFL Parade and Show, Arts Centre:  BATUCADA
OCT
DRUMTEK:  Drumming Workshop
NOV
NATIONAL TOUR, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, 
AVALANCHES BRAINZ TOUR with KING MARONG
Evolution Nightclub, Prahan:  AVALANCHES-BRAINZ DJ SHOW
CERES ‘Return Of The King Fisher’ Festival: KING MARONG
Melbourne Zoo:  KING MARONG
Darebin Festival, King Edward Lake Reserve:  KING MARONG WORKSHOPS
Werribee Zoo:  ROYAL DRUMMERS
DEC
St Jerome’s Street Party: AVALANCHES
Moonee Valley Festival: WARAKO MUSICA
Werribee Zoo Function Centre:  SAFARA
City Of Yarra Community Development Grant 
Drum making and playing  workshops  with the Richmond Community Housing Estate:   KING MARONG
Melbourne Museum Gallery: ROYAL DRUMMERS
Docklands New Years Eve Party:  ROYAL DRUMMERS

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Multicultural Performances

Here is a selection of Multicultural festivals King performed at in the years 1999-2001.

2001
The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel performance with Warako Musica, SA
Tapas Bar performance with Bantaba Binde, SA
Mallee Music Club performance, SA
Melbourne Town Hall performances with Roots Santamba, VIC
Flinders University of South Australia, SA
Cleave & Cummins Multicultural Exchange
2000
The Olympic Soccer Match live percussion performance, SA
The Cargo Club Street Party performance, SA
Czech House performance with Safara, VIC
Melbourne Town Hall performances with Roots Santamba, VIC
South Gate performance, VIC
Oakbank Easter Race Meet, SA
Flinders University of South Australia, SA
Adelaide TAFE, SA
University of South Australia, SA
The Ratatouille Christmas Concert, SA
Tandanya Cafe with Martin Tucker, SA
Iron Man Competition performance, Glenelg Beach, SA
The Psychic Fair performance, SA
The National Geographic Conference performance, SA
1999
The Psychic Fair performance, SA
Regular performances – The Rhino Room, SA
The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel , SA
Tapas, SA
Nexus Multicultural Cabaret, SA
Minky Club, SA
The Cargo Club, SA

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Gigs 2009 (to date)

Here is a selection of King’s 2009 gigs. New gigs will be added above!

APRIL
One Africa Drum and Dance Camp, Log Cabin Camp Creswick, VIC
SEPTEMBER
One Africa, Raggaetown Festival, Cairns QLD 
Afro Mandinko, Brisbane Festival Brisbane QLD 
Afro Mandinko at the Beach Hotel : Byron Bay, NSW
OCTOBER
One Africa, Bellingen Global Festival, Bellingen, NSW

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Gigs – 2008

Here is a list of gigs that King played during 2008.

JANUARY
Woodford Folk Festival Woodford. QLD
FEBRUARY
King returns from the Festival in the desert – Mali, Africa
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Moonie Ponds Festival
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: St Kilda Festival
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Werribee Zoo
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Victoria market – night market
MARCH
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Sydney Road Festival
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Werribee Zoo
King Marong: Blisseon Drum Camp
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Federation Square Food and Wine Festival
APRIL
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Senegambia Gig: Senegal Independence Day
AUGUST
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
Family Drum Workshop, Bunbury PCYC, Bunbury
Adult Drumming Workshop, Billy Dower Youth Centre, Mandura
Adult Drumming Workshop, Rhythm Fix Headquarters, Fremantle
African Dance Class, King St Arts Centre, Perth
African Dance Class, The Chapel Space, North Perth
African Singing and Dancing Workshop, Rhythm Fix and Organik Dance, at Kulcha, Multicultural Arts of WA, South Terrace Fremantle
Performance, The Railway Hotel, North Fremantle
DECEMBER
One Africa, KULCHA – Multicultural Arts W.A.

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Gigs 2007

Here is a list of gigs that King played during 2007

JANUARY
Woodford Folk Festival Woodford. QLD
FEBRUARY
King returns from the Festival in the desert – Mali, Africa
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Moonie Ponds Festival
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: St Kilda Festival
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Werribee Zoo
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Victoria market – night market
MARCH
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Sydney Road Festival
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Werribee Zoo
King Marong: Blisseon Drum Camp
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Federation Square Food and Wine Festival
APRIL
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko: Senegambia Gig: Senegal Independence Day
AUGUST
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
Family Drum Workshop, Bunbury PCYC, Bunbury
Adult Drumming Workshop, Billy Dower Youth Centre, Mandura
Adult Drumming Workshop, Rhythm Fix Headquarters, Fremantle
African Dance Class, King St Arts Centre, Perth
African Dance Class, The Chapel Space, North Perth
African Singing and Dancing Workshop, Rhythm Fix and Organik Dance, at Kulcha, Multicultural Arts of WA, South Terrace Fremantle
Performance, The Railway Hotel, North Fremantle
DECEMBER
One Africa, KULCHA – Multicultural Arts W.A.

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Gigs – 2006

Here is a list of gigs that King played during 2006.

JAN
Woodford Folk Festival Woodford. QLD
FEB
Drumming Workshop Darebin Festival – All Nations Park
King Marong and Safara – Flinders St Station for Intrepid Travel
Maroondah Festival – drumming workshop
Shepparton Queens Baton Relay
Rakaju Workshops – West African Drum and Dance Workshop
Rakaju Night – Gambian Independance Day – The Corner Hotel Richmond
MARCH
Commonwealth Games Village KING MARONG & SAFARA
Tailem Bend Primary School Artist in Residency Tailem Bend SA
Children Singing for Water Melbourne City Council – Botanical Gardens
Multicultural Twighlight Festival Shepparton
Commonwealth Games Village Ceremonial Plaza
‘A Taste of Living’  Multicultural Festival Gas Works Arts Park
World Harmonies St Margarets Hall, Eltham
Drumming workshop – NGV Melbourne
Performance – Mullauna Secondary Collage
APRIL
King Marong and Super Afro Mandinko – Glenelg Festival Portland
King Marong Drumming Workshops – Glenelg Festival Portland
Drumming workshop – NGV Melbourne
Drum circle – Ibis Hotel for World Vision
Performance – Hobat Tasmania
Performance – Lauraton Primary School
Performance – Wauchope Primary School
Performance – EU Distance Education Port Macquarie
Drum camp – Lauraton
Performance – North Heaven Hotel Lauraton
Drumming workshop – Arts Centre Melbourne
Performance and workshop – Collingwood Festival
Workshop – Womens Festival Clayton
Performance – Hamer Hall with Diafrix
Performance – Cofield Grammer School
Performance – Occasional Child Care Centre Diamond Creek
MAY
Drumming w orkshop – King David Primary School
Drum circle – ANZ Team Beat
Performance – The Logie Awards
Drum circle – Red Hill Drum Cafe
Drum circle – Werribee Zoo Drum Cafe
JUNE
Workshop and performance – Uki Hall
Performance – Refugee Festival
Super Afro Mandinko – Corner Hotel
Sambala Festival – Ossobo West Melbourne
JULY
Performance – Pahran Town Hall
Drum Circle – Monash Link Hotel Drum Cafe
Drum Circle – Dockland Drum Cafe
Performance – Mars Gallery – Port Melbourne
Drumming Workshop – King David Primary School
Super Afro Mandinko – Ba Ba Lu Bar – Lorne

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