Performers

Kooii playing LIVE Saturday night!

Dancing Ground is excited to announce that Kooii will be on stage and playing up a storm, set to have us dancing into Saturday night.

Kooii’s music generates and frees movement on multiple levels of being.

The cultivation of their music reflects the actions of a masterful gardener collecting seeds and clippings of the rhythms and songs that he is drawn to for their medicine and nourishment.  They come from the musical cultures from around the globe and the ones that are rooted in his soul.  African music, jazz and reggae music are the predominant mother cultures.

Much of the song ideas blow from the being of the group’s lead singer/trumpeter but it is the nature of these songs combined with the way the members of the group together bring them to life and shine their individual essence that make Kooii such an enthralling and enlivening band to experience.  People have come to love their music drawn to it’s body dissolving rhythm, sound, message and it’s never-failing ability to harmonize and uplift.

Recent highlights in their performance history have been appearances at last  year’s Splendour in the Grass, the Malasimbo Festival in the Philippines, the 2012 Byron Bay Blues and Roots Festival, and opening for Seun Kuti’s 2012 Brisbane Show.

In addition to 2012’s ‘Call Out’ Ep, Kooii has made two albums “In This Life” (2010), a stunning album that follows their landmark debut “Beads On A String” (2005).

Check them out on their Website and Facebook

The Chief DJ’s Saturday Night

The Chief is on a mission to bring funky and happy vibes of swing and funk together, with the tight productions of electronic bass music, to create an acoustic electronic blend, to the dance floor. Specialising in Glitch hop, Funky Breaks and Electro Swing he loves to brighten your day and send you on your way strutting and jiving through the world.

Check him out at Soundcloud  and Facebook

DJ Ragnar DJ’s Sunday Night

Ragnar Haabjoern has a deep passion for the Sacred and for the human and natural environment connection. A dancer himself for many years he now combines his love for sound and music to create healing and dance journeys for those ready to show up. Through a committed journey to environmentalism, Ragnar has developed many skills to connect deeply with nature and Spirit. His passion for creatively unlocking potential and empowering the Self is reflected through the dance journey he takes us on through his music.

Check him out at Soundcloud and Facebook