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Dial Afrika

by Anna Kamaralli
posted 17/02/2015

Dial Afrika featuring Cleon’s Three

Tune in to Dial Afrika this Wednesday 18 February at 9am

or replay via our Program Guide

This week on Dial Afrika PJ is featuring the work of funky Afro-Cuban trio Cleon’s Three, in particular their new album Techni-colour Rain.

3 young men, 2 white, 1 black sitting in bright red window.

Cleon’s Three

From their album launch profile:

Composer and pianist Cleon Barraclough joins with Osmar ‘Chiky’ Salazar on electric bass and Sacha K on drums to present their debut album ‘Techni-colour Rain’. Inspired by salsa, timba, funk and contemporary jazz, the album features the group’s original compositions.

Cleon, Chiky and Sacha bring intricate Afro-Cuban grooves and jazz improvisation skills to audiences through their diverse musical experiences. Cleon’s 2011 album ‘Globalectic’ for which he played the roles of performer, producer and composer, was noted in reviews for its “progressive and adventurous” merging of genres. Bassist Chiky has been touring internationally as the musical director and composer for ‘Ballet Revolucíon’ and was formerly on tour with ‘Lady Salsa’. Chiky’s traditional Cuban roots emanate through his numerous album recordings and virtuoso style. Completing the trio, Sacha K holds the drum chair for Afro-Cuban ensemble ‘Chukale’ and his many collaborations with artists from diverse musical backgrounds reflect the knowledge and capability he brings to the project. Completing the project is internationally renowned producer and engineer John Haeny, whose 5 decade career includes work with jazz greats such as John Coltrane, Weather Report and Duke Ellington. John has stepped out of semi-retirement to produce and record this album in his home studio in Tasmania.

A full list of their forthcoming shows can be found on their website.

Their album launch is at Foundry 616 on the night of Wednesday 18 February, and tickets are still available HERE.

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