“Amaru Tribe offer a plethora of kinetically-meditative experiences that both relax and energise. The production is impressively professional, but their sound remains natural and earthbound, containing hypnotic effects from the lush patter of a rainfall to the crash of a thunderstorm. It’s a testament to the talent of the group that these contrasting worlds blend together as silkily as they do. It’s not just an intriguing and addictive creative display, but also an effective overarching comment on the interconnectedness of humanity as a whole.” – Beat Magazine
Strings, skin and waves hold together this global tribe produced by a group of Melbourne based artists from Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. Vibrating charangos, electronic sounds with afro-latin beats and powerful vocal harmonies align with the Australian land, creating a portal which connects the southern hemisphere and gives birth to an unknown genre called “Cumbia Oceanica”.
Nominated for Best Global/Reggae Act (The Age Music Awards), their debut self-titled album got national recognition and featured international artists such as: Tonolec (Argentina), QVLN (USA), Nhattyman (Ethiopia/Australia) and OKA (Australia). Their popularity continues to rise with invitations and attendances at world premier festivals including: Womadelaide 2019, Strawberry Fields, The Lost Lands, and FedSquare New Year’s Eve street party (Melb).
In Quechua, “Amaru” is the serpent which connects the spiritual and the subterranean world. The tribes deep connection with their roots is nurtured in their song lines; with a bilingual nature which allows the listener to discover connections between Australia’s diverse cultural backgrounds.
THURSDAY MARCH 14
Sounds From The World
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