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Mad Max meets the Shaolin Afronauts

29 Feb 2020
10:30 PM - 11:59 PM
Price from $39


Max has never been madder than this. Cult movie meets cult jazz as George Miller’s original classic from 1979 (starring a recent NIDA grad named Mel Gibson), is for one night only screened to a live reimagined score by sensational Adelaide collective The Shaolin Afronauts.

The formidable afrobeat/soul/funk/ avant-garde jazz 10-piece will give you both barrels as they create a sonic equivalent of the rusty, dusty, petrol-perfumed dystopia of the Road Warrior’s world. The trademark raucous, dirty brass and driving rhythms of their legendary live gigs (homaging Fela’s Africa’70 or Sun Ra Arkestra) will be on display, alongside weirder, wilder textures and hypnotically introspective moments.

This is a fascinating example of interactive cinematic structured improvisation: like being a fly on the wall at one of Lalo Schifrin’s Magnum Force or Dirty Harry sessions, recording his big bands straight to picture. Amazing musicianship, iconic film and fantastic fun.


From $ 39 to $ 39
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  • Entity Facility

    Non Smoking
    Public Toilet

  • Accessible Tourism

    Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.
    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.
    Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.
    Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.