Tamikrest, MOONTIDE Ensemble, Amaru Tribe and Eva J are coming to The Night Cat

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Tamikrest, MOONTIDE Ensemble, Amaru Tribe and Eva J are coming to The Night Cat


Although they had to cancel their festival appearance due to flooding, Strawberry Fields have announced a Tamikrest sideshow in the heart of Fitzroy.

With a headline performance of the Mali blues outfit Tamikrest playing in Australia for the first time ever, the Night Cat is the place to be this month. They’ll be supported by the enigmatic four piece, MOONTIDE ensemble and the folktronica act Amaru Tribe, with Eva J spinning soulful grooves behind the decks throughout the evening. It all goes down on Friday, October 28 at the iconic Night Cat.

What you need to know

  • Tamikrest are bringing their Tamasheq rebel music and desert rock to the Night Cat
  • They’ll be joined by MOONTIDE ensemble, Amaru Tribe and Eva J
  • Catch this unmissable gig on October 28

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here.

Drawing inspiration from the rebel Ishumar Rock, or Tuareg Blues, the Mali based rock collective Tamikrest are finally bringing their singluar sound to Naarm/Melbourne for one night only. With the release of their most recent album, the grippingly powerful Tamotait, sees them expanding their sound with collaborations with traditional Japanese musicians and acclaimed Moroccan singer Hindu Zahra. As stated by the band, “a desert hosts us, a language unites us, a culture binds us.” With this performance at the Night Cat marking theri Australian debut, it’s not a concert to miss.


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Joining them on the evening will be the electrifying performance of MOONTIDE ensemble. After stunning audiences at their appearance at Strawberry Fields in March, the four piece ensemble is made up of Michael Ingram (Sax/Bass), Nicholas Payne (Percussion/Piano) and Miles de Carteret (Guitar/Bass/Percussion).

They’ll also share the stage with folktronic act Amaru Tribe, who have bought their signature genre of ‘Cumbia Oceanica’ to Womadelaide, Bluesfest, Queenscliff Festival and now the Night Cat. Nominated for the 2020 Music Victoria Awards as Best Multicultural Act, the explore the intersection between cultures, traditional music from Latin America and new contemporary sounds.

Don’t miss out, grab your tickets by heading here.