Uni gig to reach Dizzi heights
Afro Dizzi Act formed in Brisbane in 1997 after a series of low-key jams. Jams that obviously inspired the jammers to take this combination of talents further. And further it went. The quintet quickly made a big impression on the Australian touring circuit with its groove-heavy funk and rocking Afro beat.
They were even invited to play at the prestigious Kathmandu Jazz Festival (known as Jazzmandu). Within moments of taking the stage the band had won over the foreign audience their flowing grooves, detailed arrangements and natural funk sensibilities impressing the punters. This performance was to begin Afro Dizzi Acts international touring with gigs in Dubai and north-east India.
As well as pouring megawatts of energy into its live gigs, Afro Dizzi Act also released Audio Cookie in 2003, which caught on CD the energy and spirit of the band.
Afro Dizzi Act continues to grow musically, absorbing whatever influences it comes across into the sonic landscape that is its domain.
Experience one of Australias great dance acts when Afro Dizzi Act funks up the SCU Unibar in Lismore next Thursday, March 2. Doors open at 8pm. Entry is $5 for guests and free for students (ID required).
Freebie: The Echo has four double passes to give away for this gig. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.15 & 10.30am next Monday, February 27, and tell us if the governments slashing of compulsory student unionism will a) lessen economic activity in the Lismore area, b) lessen support systems for students, c) lessen political activism at uni, or d) all of the previous.