OKA

OKA

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The traditional rhythms and stories of DidgeriSTU's Yadaki (didgeridoo) weave throughout pumping electronic beats, vocals, exotic woodwinds and world percussion - a unique fusion of organic world sounds and electronic music like no other.

Biography

Experience the magic sounds of the Australian didgeridoo in a way you've never heard it before, accompanied by a breathtaking musical soundscape.
OKA's music brings musical traditions and cultures together - ancient and modern - black and white. The traditional rhythms and stories of DidgeriSTU's Yadaki (didgeridoo) weave throughout pumping electronic beats, vocals, exotic woodwinds and world percussion - a unique fusion of organic world sounds and electronic music like no other.
OKA's live shows are inspiring, uplifting and emotionally charged, subtle and spontaneous. Their onstage energy is thrilling audiences wherever they perform. Having established themselves here in Australia, OKA have the world in their sights. They have recently toured Canada for three months,a highlight of which was a performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival. OKA have recently played the Woodford Festival, Woodford Dreaming and Tree plant, Newtown Festival, Sandgate Festival, Exodus Festival, Caloundra Australia Day Festival, Noosa Film Festival and will play this years Peats Ridge Festival.
OKA is: DidgeriStu - Yadaki, Vocals, Clap sticks, Koolaps(traditional shaker) , garamut or lamut (traditional log drum), Warrup (traditional hand drum), Talking drum, Darabuka and turntables. Chris Lane - Soprano Sax, Silver Flute, Bansuri (Bamboo flutes), Irish Whistles, Native American Flute, Ocarina. Matt Aitchison - Keyboards, Congas, Djembe, other Percussion and Programming.
Their three CDs 'elements' and 'onetalk' and ‘music makes me happy’ have already sold tens of thousands of copies around the world. They have been reviewed as "a world class release" and "an absolutely brilliant performance that brings calm, almost spiritual beauty right to the front of your mind." (Andrew Tucker - Entertainer Magazine).

Discography

2003 Elements
2004 One Talk
2005 Music Makes Me Happy
2007 Half Lazy Half Crazy

High rotation on ABC, TRIPLE J, BAYFM, SUNCOAST RADIO

Set List

1 X 1HR 30MINS

SetList:

ragamuffin
dont fight the feeling
oka gets you high
totem
pandanus
island time
exodus
lakatoi
freedom