Nov 24/25 Maleny/Coolum - Tijuana Cartel

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TIJUANA CARTEL - Funky Flamenco World Dance Music www.myspace.com/tijuanacartelband

Friday 24 November Upfront Club Maleny 730pm $ 10 members
Saturday 25 November Sol Bar Coolum 830pm $12


SPANISH guitars didn’t exactly go with funky beats the way fish go with chips, however the breaks Tijuana Cartel are showing the world just how good the combo can sound.

In an era where appropriation is worn almost like a badge of honour, this Gold Coast act buck the trend and continue to expand, experiment and draw influence from an ever-widening circle of world and club sounds.

Vocalist and lead guitarist Paul George’s flamenco strings slither over some tastefully broken beats, combined with Carey O’Sullivan’s primo electronic production, and rhythm guitar, have resulted in the bands two albums. First was a self-titled 2003 debut ep, which was featured on triple j's Home and Hosed, and Groove Train, and now their 2005 follow up album Frequent Flyers has evolved.

This new record brings splashes of Middle Eastern vocals to the mix, alongside some lilting Moby-esque soundscapes and get-up-and-dance beatfests - a club-friendly selection without a dull moment.

Tijuana Cartel, introduce a somewhat intelligent and original sound to the ear, bringing flamenco guitar,slide guitar, MCs, percussion and scratch DJs to the live forum and their list of shows and residencies proves just how well their beguiling sounds cross boundaries.

Tijuana Cartel plays at the Upfront Club Friday 24th November at 730pm and then at the SolBar Coolum on Saturday 25th November at 830pm. Tickets available at the door for both performances. www.myspace.com/tijuanacartelband

Funky world dance tunes birthed from Flamenco guitar, MCs, percussion and scratch DJs. The music moves stylishly from sound scapes of the sub continent to more familiar sounds of blues, MC’s and hip hop beats, all spiced with an Indian spiritual mix. Slide guitar and Indian Sitar morph seamlessly into the hypnotic beats of western hip-hop. A nurturing wave of world sounds that you just can not stop dancing to. Travel the world in an evening and freedom shall be your souvenir.


Daniel Wilson
The Art of Mother Earth
Artist and Event Management
P O Box 997
Maleny QLD 4552
T: 0754 999 579
M: 0438 945 766
E: motherearthevents@tpg.com.au

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