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RoR presents... Tsunami Benefit Gig this FRIDAY 21st JAN

bealos | 18.01.2005 17:48 | London

Rhythms of Resistance presents... an amazing night of music with an Asian influence. All money raised at this event will go directly to grassroots groups to help them to rebuild their lives and livelihoods after the tsunami disaster. We support the smaller indigenous organisations who work within their communities to improve the lives and the sustainability of the livelihoods.

DATE: Friday 21st January 2005
TIME: 8.30pm - 3am

• DJ Lord, MC Spex (Asian Dub Foundation Soundsystem)
• DJ Mantu (Transglobal Underground)
• Bushcraft
• Dhol Foundation
• Rhythms of Resistance
• Bollywood Brass Band
• She'Koyokh Klezmer Ensemble
• B-loco
• The Rub
• DJ EON + MCs Incyte & Miss Trouble
• DJ Showtime
• AAudio
• Mark & Milo
Plus Indian Head Masseurs, Healers and Capoeira.

Bar Lorca
261 Brixton Road

£7 Waged
£5 Concs (student, dole, OAP)
There will be NO Guest List
Get your advance tickets from (subject to booking fee)


ADF Soundsystem -
Their distinctive sound is a combination of hard ragga-jungle rhythms, indo-dub basslines, searing sitar- inspired guitars and 'traditional' sounds gleaned from their parents' record collections, shot through with fast-chat conscious lyrics.

Rhythms of Resistance -
A political samba band that plays at demonstrations and direct actions. Consisting of a fluid number of members from all walks of life, they aim to bring music and noise to some of the more serious and pressing issues of life.

Dhol Foundation -
Led by Johnny Kalsi, key drummer for the Afro Celt Sound System, Dhol Foundation creates an intense mix of rhythm and sound via bhangra, dance, and electronica - feeding the energy of the urban clubs with their own Punjabi spirit. Kalsi, using the loud, open tone of the dhol drum has developed a style of powering big beats and dynamics - a style that has come to dominate the bhangra and Asian-crossover scene.

DJ Mantu (Transglobal Underground) featuring bellydancer Isis K
From the infamous Transglobal Underground comes DJ Mantu with an Eastern inspired set. Mantu recently headlined a NYE party in Prague!

Bushcraft -
Weird, beautiful, sexy, dangerous, unlike any band you’ll hear. Bushcraft have supported and appeared with Sonic Youth, The Prodigy, The UK Subs, FSQ and Fifth Amendment, as well as an appearance in the feature Mutant Dog.

Bollywood Brass Band -
Punjabi flavours mixed with Anglo-Saxon ingenuity showcase Bollywood tunes. Their line-up includes members from the bhangra, jazz and folk scenes. Their sound palette includes 3 sax players, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, sousaphone and 3 drummers.
"...the BBB are a wonderful turn, transforming bubblegum Bolly tunes into stately chamber pieces or horny jazz riffs..." Time Out

She'Koyokh Klezmer Ensemble -
The biggest and busiest klezmer band in London. They have played at many festivals including Glastonbury. A unique combination of instruments: clarinet, violin, accordion, mandolin, french horn, cello, double bass, guitar and percussion. She'Koyokh has given workshops in prisons and drug rehab centre and also have indeed played at many weddings and barmitzvahs!

Born in June 2004, b-loco was created to forge an original musical identity. The group's sound is rooted in the diverse instruments and techniques of Brazilian & 'world' percussion, ranging from the modern sound of Rio's Samba School Baterias to West African Yoruba tradition. Disregarding stylistic boundaries, a typical b-loco performance could include hard incisive urban funk, guest MC's, Brazilian carnival Samba, rootsy African song, or even a classic dance-floor anthem

The Rub –
Politically and socially active words and beats, spurs you on to the next revolution.

DJ EON + MCs Miss Trouble & Incyte -
DJ EON has been producing drum’n’bass & breaks since 1998 and has DJed for Asian Dub Foundation, Rahzel & Grandmaster Flash. He runs film company, and believes in creating media as art, not commodity. EON regularly collaborates with MCs Miss Trouble & Incyte.

AAudio -
Predominantly an arranger of sounds, AA steps away from the computer and up to the turntables to play a selection of far out soundscapes and subtle rhythms.

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What a fantastic night!!!

24.01.2005 11:28

Thank you to everyone that came down and gave us your support. Apologies to those who couldn't get it - we couldn't have squeezed any more people into the venue... and MANY THANKS to all the amazing artists who came and gave their time for free and wowed us with all the brilliant music and dancing...