Celebration of a Nation

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Celebration of a Nation

If it is possible for a band to be full of flavour, Sol Nation would take honours. Featuring Paulo Almeida (The Dili Allstars), Colin Badger (Painters & Dockers) and Deline Briscoe (The Black Arm Band), and with their colourful mix of reggae, samba, funk, salsa, East Timorese folksong and African dance music, the seven-piece outfit is a reflection of their multicultural home of Melbourne. At the end of the month, the band will hit the road in support of their debut album Melting Pot, an appropriate name if ever there was one considering their fusion of sounds. Suttons House of Music, Ballarat – September 4 & Theatre Royal, Castlemaine – September 5.