Forró Lamparina delivers to the public an authentic experience with traditional instruments and arrangements of a very popular genre of Brazilian music/party called forró. The word lamparina is the Portuguese name for the kerosene lamp used back in the days in Brazil especially in underdeveloped areas where forró comes from. Many forró parties have been carried out at the light of the lamparina. Lamparina is sure to present a very vibrant performance navigating between heart warming slow paced songs and fast paced ones where not moving the body is not an alternative.
Starting off the music for 2024 at midday we have local duo – Awol Monks.
AWOL MONKS are an acoustic duo from The Yarra Valley. The band formed in 2020 from two music loving friends who met in their teens and reignited their passion for music with a shared love of Artists such as Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley and Jimi Hendrix.
AWOL MONKS brings a unique brand of entertainment fusing soaring vocals and enchanting rhythms, captivating audiences with their engaging and theatrical performance. Boasting a mixture of originals and unique interpretations of covers, AWOL MONKS will make you want to dance and sing along. Their musical chemistry and passion is known to silence the room! Or silence the Cicadas in this case…
The Constellations are a four-piece band from Healesville High School that have been a jewel in the crown of this year’s school music concerts.
The band has been a vehicle for the VCE music exams of guitarist Grace Howie, and features Grace Hodgson on drums, Erica Wiggans on bass and special guest Mannix McGovern on soaring vocals. The band’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of rock, funk, beautifully fingerpicked acoustic ballads and jazz.
Groove to the tunes this Sunday while you shop for artisan products, enjoy the sunshine, and perhaps get crafty yourself…
Come and join us for a day out by the river in beautiful Warburton. With a large array of art, craft, local produce stalls and more… There is something for everyone!
Zephlyn will be running a free craft activity. This will be a fun, hands-on crafting activity suitable for all ages.
Crafts at Valley Market Warburton
We are delighted to have Afro Moses returning to the market with his energetic and culturally enriching performance. Joining him on stage we will have our very own local percussionist Leanne Hall, adding to the performance to create an uplifting show, sure to get you dancing!
Afro Moses and Leanne Hall
Afro Moses Bio:
Afro Moses, also known as Moses O’Jah, is a multi-talented Ghanaian-Australian singer/songwriter who is widely acknowledged as one of Ghana’s most internationally renowned artists. Because of his enthusiastic and somewhat quirky performances, he is frequently referred to as the African James Brown.
He grew up in the Ghanaian hamlet of Ateiku, where he began gathering local youngsters at an early age to teach them how to make their own instruments and perform.
He holds high regard for African culture, which is shown in all of his songs and performances. Afro Moses is a natural-born entertainer and speaker with a magnetic presence that draws crowds in the thousands to his concerts, where he has shared the stage with great names such as Ziggy Marley, Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd, and Richard Tognetti.
His solo performances are instructive, incorporating 14 traditional African instruments that not only inspire and soothe the mind, body, and soul but also make you want to dance! His use of classic instruments combined with modern methods astounds his audience, particularly the young.
He also performed and composed music for the short film Inja, which received an Academy Award or Oscar nomination in 2003. He is a member of the Moses Ojah Band, which he leads.
Debi, No Victims, Do Me Wrong, Mama Africa, Ka ne Wu, Home Sweet Home, Judas, African Market Makola, Yele yele, Dabi Nsroma, Nsama, Nice Girl, and Highlife Carnival are just a few of his songs.