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Rhythm Summit: Tom Rodwell & Storehouse with Ras Judah


Sat 7 Nov 2015, 8:00pm

Where: Moon, 167 Riddiford Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $16.38 ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
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A classic double-header is coming to Moon on Saturday 7th November, featuring subversive Auckland guitarist Tom Rodwell’s loose-limbed calypso-blues project “Storehouse” meeting the genuinely worldly blend of Botswana-born Ras Judah and his band “Culture Embassy”.

The night should appeal to fans of music related to the African diaspora, dancers, bohemians, and those with an interest in improvisation.

“Sheffield’s answer to Lightnin’ Hopkins,” (NME), Rodwell has toured extensively in the UK, Holland, Switzerland and the US since 2003, and is known for his uniquely primitivist yet dance-orientated take on rhythm and blues music, boasting influences from Trinidadian calypso, slave-era spirituals and West African juju music. Storehouse has supported Trinity Roots, the John Butler trio and Derek Trucks, and Rodwell has recently toured with Don McGlashan, contributing riffs and guitar parts to his best-selling recent album Lucky Stars.

"By turns wild, angry, hypnotic and sensual, it’s as uncompromising as it is funky and some of the best live music I’ve seen,” remarked Blues in London.

Rodwell’s albums include Live Humble, Housewrecking, Wintergardens and the soon-to-be-released collection of surreal early female blues, the Coco Davis set Old Haunts.

Judah’s project fuses Afro-Folk, Latin and jazz influences, and he has toured extensively in Africa and Europe, as well as working with Nelson reggae outfit “One Vibe” for 8 years.

“Judah's music retains a strong late '60s /early '70s reggae vibe and will appeal to fans of Studio One and Trojan recordings. Simple but powerful lyricism underpinned by the classic guitar and organ arrangements that in conjunction with the 'one drop' really make reggae what it is,” - Martyn Pepperell.

His albums include Pan Afrikan and Afrikan Village Cry.

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