Gigs and Tours


Since 2002 King has been involved & featured in an array of festivals, ceremonies, community and corporate events and functions both in Melbourne, interstate and internationally.  He has worked extensively in primary and secondary schools teaching and performing.

Work with such organisations as Drum Cafe , Big Batucada, Multicultural Arts Victoria and The Boite World Music Caf  have meant many opportunities to perform at major events and spectacular locations including the Melbourne Concert Hall & Melbourne Deaflympics.

King has collaborated with many African lead and influenced groups in Australia and also leads several traditional and contemporary groups of his own including…

KING MARONG & BANTABA BINDE
KING MARONG & SAFARA
KING MARONG & AFRO MANDINKO


PERFORMANCES:

King Marong & Sarafa

Sunday August 19th 2012, Nexus Cabaret Lion Arts Centre (Cnr North Tce and Morphett St Adelaide, SA)

Experience authentic and original African flavour.

Workshop:
2pm – 4pm. Cost $20

Performance:
7pm. Adults $15 / Concession $10

Safara is an acoustic, percussion-based representation of the many traditional songs and dances performed for local Senegambian ceremonies. Featuring bright traditional costume, Safara incorporates vocals, djembe, doun doun, sabar (style of drumming unique to Senegambia) and kora in a spiritually inspiring repertoire of dynamic tribal rhythms and visually stunning dance routines specific to Senegal and The Gambia.

Experience authentic and original African flavour.

Booking fees apply.

CONTACT DETAILS: Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre (08) 8212 4276
http://www.nexus.asn.au/perfarts.html#safara

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King Marong & Sarafa

Sun 3 June 2012 @ 5:30pm, Monte’s Lounge (95 Todd Street, Alice Springs)

Come and shakedown with our high energy grooves and funky afro moves all the way from The Gambia, West Africa.
Featuring special guests, student performance, dancers costumes and an audience dance-off!!!!

Food and drinks from the bar.

Door entry: Free

Morefire!

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King Marong & Afro Mandinko, GANGA GIRI & MR FISH

Sat 17 December @ 9pm, The Evelyn Hotel (351 Brunswick St Fitzroy)

King Marong and Afro Mandinko will be firing the night away with high energy grooves and funky afro moves inspired Afrobeat explosion! Fronted by Gambian Master Percussionist King Marong. Also featuring world renowned rhythmic didgeridoo virtuoso and world electronic fusion producer and band leader Ganga Giri. Mr Fish will be opening the night away getting the audience ready for some high energy grooves from King Marong and Afro Mandinko and Ganga Giri.

Door entry: $18

Morefire!

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King Marong and Bec Matthews

8pm Sunday 27 November, The Rock Bar

This Sunday come along and get your new Afro moves into action at the Rock Bar with King and Bec.

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