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 Caf , 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…
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
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.
24 July – Wagga Wagga Civic Centre
27 & 28 July – The Street Theatre, Canberra
30 July – Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford
13 August – Lismore City Hall
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
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
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
This tour is supported by Kultour: touring multicultural arts, changing Australian culture – a proud initiative of the Australia Council for the Arts.
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
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‘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.
One Africa is the beautiful new project of Senegambian artists Lamine Sonko and King Marong with guest Bec Matthews. 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 this year as well as playing at a number of the countries much loved festivals.
Sat 10th April
Boite World Music Cafe
1 Mark St Fitzroy
For more info: www.boite.com.au