This Saturday 05th of November two Melbourne based African bands, Alárìíyá and Jarabi, will feature in the 20th Darebin Music Feast.One of Melbourne's most musically and culturally diverse festivals.
Alárìíyá, meaning party people in Nigeria's Yorùbá language was founded by Olugbade Okunade, aka GP Saxy.
GP Saxy says that he is passionate about keeping true to the form of Nigerian afrobeat, while blending it with high-life and jazz, to create his own unique sound.
Mohammed Camara founder of Jarabi is a master Kora player from Guinea Conakry He says that he chose to name his band Jarabi because this sound rolls easily off the tongue in any language.
Jarabi also means love in Manding Language. The band combines the rich influence of Mohameds Manding heritage with contemporary styles.
Both Mohamed and GP Saxy promise to entertain Darebin festival goers like never before.