Red Bull Music today reveals it will return to Sydney and Melbourne at the end of the month for a three-day celebration of musical collaboration and genre-pushing sounds. Starring spiritual jazz guru Lonnie Liston Smith, on his first-ever Australian visit, and a hometown performance from Sydney’s hip-hop hero, Manu Crook$, Red Bull Music’s August offering is set to impress. Click through for more details.
From the Overseas Passenger Terminal’s Cargo Hall in Sydney on Thursday, August 23, Lonnie Liston Smith (US) will grace Australian shores for the first time, bringing his 40-year-strong legacy to Red Bull Music Presents for an evening of enlightening, cosmic and modern jazz.
Having worked alongside pioneers of the genre including Miles Davis, Pharaoh Sanders and Roland Kirk, Smith not only has an enduring influence among his peers, but his work continues to be an important backbone for sampling amid the world’s hip-hop community. Featured across hits from Jay-Z and Nas, to today’s new breed including Vince Staples and Joey Badass, Smith’s music and collaborations appear on over 230 tracks to date.
Following a visit to harbourside Sydney from the Overseas Passenger Terminal’s Cargo Hall – a unique warehouse space featuring floor-to-ceiling water views – Smith will venture to Melbourne’sNightcat on Saturday, August 25 to continue his reigning prowess in the field of cosmic, soul-elevating jazz. With support for both events due to be announced soon, don’t miss this star-aligning performance.
On the one-year anniversary of his Mood Forever debut EP release, Manu Crook$ will give a spectacular homecoming performance from Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal, Cargo Hall on Friday, August 24.
Following a series of live collaborations and an induction into Red Bull’s artist development program last year, the trailblazing hip-hop upstart will perform from his growing repertoire that has gained the attention of the world over, including Zane Lowe, Stormzy and Alison Wonderland to date.
Having spent the past year touring Europe and the US to adoring fans in Greece, Paris and London, alongside personal invitations to support A$AP Ferg, Crooks’ infectious attitude and relentless drive ensure his return voyage on the Red Bull Music stage is one epic celebration of warehouse proportions that is not to be missed.
Manu Crook$ will be supported by friends, close collaborators and incredible talents including B-Wise, UV boi بنفسجي, Milan Ring, Lil Spacely & Ebony Boadu.
Set to be an epic three-day weekend of celebrations, be sure you don’t miss attending Red Bull Music Presents in August, when some of the brightest minds, and leaders of tomorrow’s sound cross paths for a visionary run of live music and performance.
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