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Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - part 1

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 22 August 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Garema Place – on ice in my previous post - was also the venue for the music gigs at the Multicultural Festival last summer.

So far I have run specials on World Music and Latin grooves. Now – it is show time for Afrobeat!

Here, you see two of the vocalists from the Public Opinion Afro Orchestra. Big name - big outfit - with 17 musicians!

Based in Melbourne, the Orchestra revives the "musical weapon" of the late great Fela Kuti. Enjoy the POAO showcase!

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/2.8 ISO 400 90 mm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What radiant ladies!

22 Aug 2011 6:07am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Love their eyebrows ^^ This must have been great to listen too.

22 Aug 2011 6:50am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

I agree with Kitty about their eyebrows!! ;-) Great shot of this colorful ladies !!

22 Aug 2011 7:12am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wow...Beautiful singers....great expressions.

22 Aug 2011 7:24am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe shoot; de tres belles couleurs et expressions

22 Aug 2011 7:30am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice double portrait. Very pretty women!

22 Aug 2011 7:38am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent shot.. Passionate singers.

22 Aug 2011 8:35am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful well coloured shot man, full of joy!

22 Aug 2011 9:01am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Great portrait!
Big belts are back!

22 Aug 2011 9:18am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent portrait of two singers in full action ... very interesting expression. You can tell that they are happy. A hug, Adela

22 Aug 2011 9:27am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

colourful and vibrant shot - would love to have heard them

22 Aug 2011 9:45am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars for this shot : the symmetry, their smiles, the colors : a great concert shot

22 Aug 2011 10:06am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Never heard of them, but I'll take your word for it that they are great. Fantastic shot, stephen! 4stars. ^)^

22 Aug 2011 10:20am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

this is fabulous - I love musicians (I am a musician as well) so I am really looking forward to this series!

22 Aug 2011 10:26am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ganz hervorragend fotografiert.

22 Aug 2011 11:18am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Wonderful moment. A fabulous capture of these radiant singers. They have beautiful smiles and look very happy. Well captured and presented.

22 Aug 2011 11:29am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb capture with beautiful colors .

22 Aug 2011 11:45am

Stefanie from France

Great capture. They are looking so happy while they are singing! Must have been great music!

22 Aug 2011 11:56am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful portrait of these two almost twin sisters :)

22 Aug 2011 11:59am

Florence from Paris, France

Nice singers indeed, they seem impsired and concentrated on theilr lyrics and rythm !

22 Aug 2011 12:02pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifiques portraits...
J'aimerai pouvoir entendre la musique...
Superbes couleurs et lumière. ))

22 Aug 2011 12:51pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent shot of these beautiful women Stephen! You can really feel their enjoyment for their music here.

22 Aug 2011 1:33pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful ladies and Outfits and the sounds had to be even better! I am glad that I climbed back on bord just in time for this new series...Thanks VERY much, Stephen, for you really kind comments on my blog - I have been in and out alot and was not able to respond..but I certainly appreciate your kindness!sorry...All the best!

22 Aug 2011 1:52pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A joy to watch this..the colours and that sparkling fun they express..just beautiful!

22 Aug 2011 2:32pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent shot..,beautiful portrait.

22 Aug 2011 2:38pm

Z from Shanghai, China

You captured the passion and i can feel it!

22 Aug 2011 3:36pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

You have captured the energy of these two beautiful ladies wonderfully Stephen! An explosion of colour and joyfullness! Well done! ;-)

22 Aug 2011 3:39pm

BBM from United Kingdom

Nice crisp capture!! :)

22 Aug 2011 4:24pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Beautiful photograph with great timing. Both faces are smiling and with a nice expression. The framing and colors are fantastic.

22 Aug 2011 4:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of the performers. I like those happy expressions.

22 Aug 2011 4:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of theatrical action and expressions! I love the colorful costumes.

22 Aug 2011 5:06pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent capture of the performance by these two beautiful ladies. Nice expressions and great mood here. Love it.
Wonderful presentation, Stephen. :)

22 Aug 2011 5:33pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Excellent shot and vantage point you had, wonderful rich colors too!

22 Aug 2011 6:20pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Perfectly framed with superb focus and colour tones, and these pretty ladies are obviously singing up a storm. Great live shot, Stephen.

22 Aug 2011 7:02pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fantastic shot - looks like a great show.

22 Aug 2011 8:32pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

nice work, identical actions, great smiles, nice portrait...

22 Aug 2011 8:34pm

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

I like the way you frame these two singers.

22 Aug 2011 8:43pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Superb portrait!

22 Aug 2011 10:54pm

Dokmateo from Spain

Great angle and excellent framing. Very clear tones. Beautiful portrait.

22 Aug 2011 11:01pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous. great joy

22 Aug 2011 11:02pm

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Excellent, ces demoiselles sont très bien servies.

23 Aug 2011 7:27am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOW! are they twins? :D

26 Aug 2011 7:53pm

NIKON D5000
1/250 second
F/2.8
ISO 400
90 mm

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