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May 28, 2022

Ridgey didge, OKA?

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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the...

Frida’s Field: nose-to-tail lunch

On Saturday 4 June, Frida’s Field will pay homage to their holistically-reared Angus-Wagyu cattle by hosting a special five-course...

Get me a DA

In response to the recent flood meeting held at the Ocean Shores Country Club on Tuesday 10 May, a...

Fugly Design Award

I would like to second Nick Buckley’s idea for the Fugly Architectural Design Award (in last week’s Echo). Perhaps...

Byron Council’s new bioenergy gas electricity plant

Not sure if it will be on full moon, but to be built snuggled up between Sunrise and the...

Lismore flood

I walked around the Lismore CBD and whenever I came to a crossing, an oncoming car would stop gently...

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OKA’s sound is an organic tapestry of phat earth rhythms in a smooth hi-fidelity sound that is full of uplifting melodies, tones and textures – a celebration of Australian cultures with a very present, powerful and uniting Indigenous cultural overtone running throughout the music.

When the raw rhythm of the didgeridoo combines with the OKA-style dance-driven grooves, the energy mustered from their fans is infectious, you can’t stand still. Try to imagine Bob Marley meeting Stevie Wonder via the Chemical Brothers, on acid, playing in a steaming forest, and you begin to get the picture.

They are joined by the high priestess of dance, Deya Dova. When she’s on stage the atmosphere shifts and tilts on end. Life erupts as this luminous high-energy dance happening explodes. Fusing an exotic mix of dance, world, electro and spine-tingling vocals, her sound is undeniably Tribal. Think the primal power of the Drummers of Burundi meet the refined sonics of Trentemoller, mashed with a twist of Bjork and the radical vocal layering of someone refreshingly unique.

Saturday at the Byron Brewery Buddha Bar.


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