A MELTING POT OF MARTY AND SOUL PEARL HQ August 5, 2015 Live N Local, Music Features, News Feed Take a large melting pot, fill half way with Reggae, add a dash of East Timorese folk song, a punch of Cuban Salsa, a sprinkle of Latin dance, 3 parts Afro-Beat, 2 parts tropical island rhythm, a sprinkle of Brazilian Samba, fill with funk and stir! Sol Nation are back along with Peninsula icon Marty Williams for a celebration of of the soul at Baha on Saturday August 22. Infectious rhythm, worldly lyrics and impassioned musicianship are just the beginning for any Sol Nation performance. From Lisbon to Cairns, Dili to Port Louis, Sol Nation draws upon a wealth of international musical culture to bring you a melting pot of reggae, samba, funk, salsa, East Timorese folksong and African dance music. Sol Nation is the product of Melbourne’s communal musical scene – at its heart lies the reggae experience of Paulo Almeida (The Dili Allstars), the rock charisma of Colin Badger (Painters and Dockers), and the fiery ardor of songstress Deline Briscoe (The Briscoe Sisters). East Timorese vocalist Almeida is the voice of Sol Nation, soaring and weaving through the music in a mixture of English, Portuguese and Tetum, a product of his life experience living in several different countries during his homeland’s occupation by Indonesia. “The band is more than the sum of its parts, though,” says Almeida. “It’s about having a good time, having a dance, and enjoying the global mixture of music that we’ve found here in Melbourne.” After the EP was snapped up by MGM (Planet company) label, Sol Nation took to the stage at many festivals around the country including the St Kilda Festival, Reggaetown Festival (Cairns), Sydney Road Street Party, Canberra Multicultural festival, Australasian World Music Expo and Woodford Folk fest. Not to mention near-constant tours of NSW, QLD, SA and Victoria, gaining numerous fans wherever they went. Sol Nation also had the pleasure of bringing in the new year on the floating stage at Darling Harbour, as well as returning to help celebrate Australia Day in 2011. Also in December 2011 the band was invited to tour Noumea (New Caledonia) as part of the Esprit Live concerts where they launched their single ‘Every Reason’. All combined, Sol Nation has created one of the most exuberant, colourful, intoxicating and exciting live shows in Australia. Enjoy the Sol! Join Sol Nation with special guests the Marty Williams experiment on Saturday August 22 at Baha Tacho’s & Music Joint, 2203-2209 Pt Nepean Rd, Rye. $10 Entry.