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BIO

The Public Opinion Six (formerly The Afrobiotics) are a six piece Melbourne based band that breathe new life into the sound of West Africa and bring a powerful message of resistance to the next generation of afro-beat.

Lamine Sonko is a Senegalese griot musician who has now made Australia his home. He is a ‘Culture Keeper’ bringing traditional Sabar music and dance forms to the band’s compositions as well as a first hand afro-beat authenticity. The songs flip in and out of traditional tongue, street pidgin chants and English verse regularly punctuated by impossible percussion.

“Make your power a fire, so we can cook enough for all …” chants Sonko out front as guitars weave layers of rhythm and the hypnotic bass and drums ready the dance floor for a rapid crossfire between the organ and horns. This is afro-beat medicine administered directly to your soul.

The band have already gathered weighty afro-experience in Australia and Africa as the core of the 16 piece group The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra with members having performed at Fela Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine in Lagos.

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SOCIAL MEDIA / WEB LINKS

www.theafrobiotics.com

www.facebook.com/afrobiotics

www.youtube.com/TheAfrobiotics

 

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