Soulfest 2014

  • Watch Common & Mos Def Team Up For A Soulfest Freestyle
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    Watch Common & Mos Def Team Up For A Soulfest Freestyle

    Common and Mos Def have treated fans at Soulfest Brisbane to a surprise onstage team-up, with the two American rappers giving Australia plenty of shout-outs during a short Down Under-themed freestyle. In fan footage from the Soulfest set, Chi Town MC Common kicks things off. “We can just lay it down we get around /

  • Mos Def Misses Another Australian Show
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    Mos Def Misses Another Australian Show

    Just days after announcing his appearance at a second, surprise Soulfest sideshow and less than a week after missing the festival’s opening date, Acclaimed US rapper Yasiin Bey, known to most fans as Mos Def, has failed to show up to another Australian show. The rapper was scheduled to take the stage at around 10pm

  • Mos Def Announces Surprise Brisbane Soulfest Sideshow
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    Mos Def Announces Surprise Brisbane Soulfest Sideshow

    Acclaimed US rapper Yasiin Bey, known to most fans as Mos Def, has just been announced as the surprise headliner for a Soulfest sideshow exclusively for Brisbane audiences to take place this week. The intimate show will taking place at new venue the Woolly Mammoth this Friday, 24th October. Mos Def will take the stage

  • Mos Def – Sydney, Enmore Theatre 20/10/14
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    Mos Def – Sydney, Enmore Theatre 20/10/14

    Standing in stark contrast to your standard rappers running rhymes over a four bar loop, Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, was introduced over funk flute and jazz horns. His flow sat in with the breaks and stabs like a lyrical Charlie Parker running be-bop over the top. Backed by Gold Metal Man on beats and

  • Soulfest 2014 – Sydney, Victoria Park 18/10/14
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    Soulfest 2014 – Sydney, Victoria Park 18/10/14

    When those pole posters first appeared in Sydney, Soulfest seemed as unlikely as it was exciting. The names were like a mirage. Frankly, this kind of lineup was absolutely unheard of, not just in Australia, but in the world, and two names in particular proved most earth-shattering. Don’t get me wrong. Maxwell, Common, Angie Stone,

  • Mos Def’s Sydney Soulfest No-Show
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    Mos Def’s Sydney Soulfest No-Show

    Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, has missed his first performance as part of the inaugural Soulfest tour, announcing just hours beforehand that his Sydney set had been cancelled after missing a flight. The artist posted an announcement to his Facebook page at 1.15pm this afternoon, less than three hours before he was scheduled to perform

  • D’Angelo Announces Last-Minute Soulfest Sideshow
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    D’Angelo Announces Last-Minute Soulfest Sideshow

    Good news for Melbourne fans unable to see American R&B god D’Angelo make his Australian live debut as part Soulfest 2014 this weekend — D’Angelo has announced his own last-minute headlining sideshow at 170 Russell in Melbourne next Tuesday, 21st October. So far it appears only the one D’Angelo Soulfest sideshow has been announced. The

  • Soulfest Organisers Announce ‘Soul Search’ Competition Details
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    Soulfest Organisers Announce ‘Soul Search’ Competition Details

    The organisers of Soulfest, “Australia’s first ever neo-soul, jazz and hip-hop festival,” have announced full details for Soul Search. The battle of the bands-style competition kicks off this July, with winners in each city added as the respective final support for the inaugural Soulfest lineup. Organisers are “calling all musos” to send a demo and

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