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Thursday 20th July

YANKARI + REGROOVANATION

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YANKARI + REGROOVANATION

plus special guest Ollie Bell

_ Main Room _ Facebook event

REGROOVANATION

Regroovanation are an ever morphing and versatile music and arts collective. The core band consists of four members who write and arrange the bulk of the music which has roots in groove and funk but fans into hip-hop, jazz, reggae, house and something un-describable. Past these four members the line-up has ranged to as many as 24 members with full brass, strings, backing vocal and rapper/frontman sections. At this gig they will be displaying a seven piece set of some of their tunes featuring some summery bright grooves, some thick funk and some fresh hip hop.
‘Looking to immerse yourself in vibrant creation?
Do this and more with ReGroovanation’

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YANKARI

Die-hard Fela fans, Dublin based band Yankari, aspire to advance the original Afrobeat genre by incorporating contemporary sounds, such as, jazz, funk, dance, rock-and-roll whilst keeping the traditional groove elements of Afrobeat.

This new sound has world-wide appeal and the Yankari fan base stretches from Ireland to Japan, Brazil to Spain, Nigeria to US.

Yankari founding members, brothers Segun and Michael Akano along with Uché Gabriel Akujobi, are originally from Nigeria and came together in Dublin while playing at various gigs around the city. Gradually through the love of music and rhythms from their Yoruba and Igbo cultures they created the groovy and energetic sound that is reminiscence of the Afrobeat greats of the 60’s and 70’s but with a modern twist. That sound is called Yankari.

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OLLIE BELL

Ollie Bell is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Ballygall, Dublin. Being involved in local hip hop, RnB circles around Ballymun and Finglas since a young age, has crafted his style with a message different to popular opinion. Influenced by great minds ranging from the likes of Amy Winehouse to Nikola Tesla. His Live shows have high energy with soulful performances to set the mood including a solid band of drums, keys, guitar, bass and backing vox. With performances at Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, The Academy, supporting Maverick Sabre, performing at Press Play with Lethal Dialect.

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TICKETS

€10 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.

AFTER THE GIG

Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm

  • Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
  • Doors: 8PM
  • Tickets: €10