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Dark Mofo, Bob Marley, and a tribute to Chris Cornell.

TUESDAY NEWSDAY: Dark Mofo, Bob Marley, and a tribute to Chris Cornell.

23 May 2017

What’s been happening in the world of music?

Tribute to Chris Cornell

On the 18th of May, the world lost an incredibly talented musician, singer and songwriter.
Chris Cornell was lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave, and was widely considered a key player in the 90’s grunge movement.
His catalogue of achievements is long, and includes being voted ‘Rock’s Greatest Singer’ by readers of ‘Guitar World’, writing and singing ‘You Know My Name’, the theme song to the movie Casino Royale (2006), and being nominated for a Golden Globe for his song ‘The Keeper’ which featured in the movie Machine Gun Preacher (2011).
His talent and legendary singing voice will be sorely missed.
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Bob Marley Meets Ben & Jerry’s

It’s finally happened. The deliciousness of Bob Marley’s vision for a fairer world has been transformed into a swirly, chocolatey banana ice cream.
The song ‘One Love/People Get Ready’ was recorded in 1977 by Bob Marley & The Wailers in the Jamaican ‘ska’ style (the precursor to reggae, combining calypso with jazz and R&B).
It has been named ‘Song of the Millennium’ by the BBC, and has appeared throughout popular culture including in the movies Marley & Me and Shrek Forever After.  
Ben & Jerry’s has released One Love™ as a cool tribute to the legendary singer, and money from sales will go towards funding a youth empowerment programme in Jamaica.


Tasmania’s Dark Mofo

If you feel like heading south (way down south) for some freakin’ awesome festivities next month, check out Dark Mofo in Hobart, Tasmania. In its 5th year, this 2-week winter solstice festival is held during the longest, darkest days of the year (8th – 21st June 2017).
It celebrates all things dark and mysterious, and features spontaneous theatre, immersive art installations, and experimental music acts – and the whole thing ends with hundreds of nude swimmers leaping into the chilly waters of Long Beach in Sandy Bay.
The Odeon Theatre will host experimental local and international music acts, including the ethereal sounds of Ulver, a Viking-peddling black metal band, and Einstürzende Neubauten, a band pioneering the experimental sounds of industrial-type noise.
A performer at a previous Dark Mofo.
You can also enjoy musicians such as Brendan Gallagher and Leah Flanagan, who’ll be celebrating Australian Aboriginal country music.
And (there are so many options) you can let yourself be swallowed by sight and sound in a huge soundscape/art installation; Dark Park at Macquarie Point will offer a massive public art playground, blending lights, lasers and sounds with interactive experiences.
It will feature work by spatial sound designer Marco Perry, who has teamed up with Bjork – now, we’re sure that’ll be something extraordinary!
Image via pointsofdifference.com

That’s it from us. Stay tuned for the next Tuesday Newsday.

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