VIDEO: The Shaolin Afronauts – Wind Across Gayanamede (Live in Adelaide)
The Shaolin Afronauts are a criminally underrated/recognised afrobeat group. Their debut album dropped last year on Freestyle Records and was nominated for an ARIA award in the world music category. The ARIAs are like the Australian GRAMMYs, for those who don’t know!
Anyway, The Shaolin Afronauts have a new album, Quest Under Capricorn, coming out in July, and the above video is live footage of them performing the track Winds Across Gayanamede, which is taken from said album. It’s absolutely stunning. A wonderful contemporary performance of afrobeat and Ethio-jazz by a quite sizeable orchestra at the Adelaide Festival Centre in South Australia this past January.
Quest Under Capricorn drops on 16 July via Freestyle Records.