Monkey Marc – Vital Sound Tour featuring Rider Shafique (UK) and Fyah Roiall (Jamaica)

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Australian producer Monkey Marc is bringing his album launch show to the Desert Festival!

After 3 years of releasing global dancehall hits and reggae riddims with some of Jamaica’s most legendary artists, Monkey Marc is now touring his long-awaited Vital Sound album.

In this one-off show, you can expect heavyweight bass vibrations and a dancefloor-pumping adventure through hip hop, reggae, dub and dancehall.

To make sure he’s bringing the hottest show of the festival to Alice Springs, Monkey Marc is flying in renowned vocalist Rider Shafique from the UK and charismatic rapper Fyah Roiall from Kingston, Jamaica.

They are both performing in Alice Springs for the first time ever.

The Desert Festival performance will cap off a massive 3 week regional tour of the central desert, supported by Australia Council for the Arts.

Monkey Marc has worked in indigenous communities throughout the central desert for over 15 years, running music workshops with indigenous youth and elders. He has worked on the Milpirri festival soundtrack for the past 8 years and has performed at Wide Open Space every year, including with indigenous hip hop bands who he mentored – the Desert Sevenz, E-Town Boyz and Hill Boyz.

Monkey Marc recently won the Music Victoria Award for Best Reggae and Dancehall Act.

Don’t miss this one-off show from Monkey Marc and two visiting international artists!

Join us for this year’s 2019 DesFest, celebrating the vibrant community, arts and culture of Central Australia. Head to for more information.

Desert Festival takes place on the land of the Central Arrernte people. We wish to pay our respects to the traditional owners of this Country and to their ancestors. As the Festival welcomes contemporary artists and art from around the world, we also celebrate the continuing culture of the Arrernte nation.

Proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government and the Department of Tourism and Culture.

Many thanks to our supporters; the Northern Territory Government, Arts NT, Alice Springs Town Council, 8CCC Community Radio, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, The Japan Foundation Sydney, Central Australian Art Society Inc., The Centralian Advocate, Totem Theatre, Casuarina Senior College Theatrette, Monte’s Lounge, Epilogue Lounge, Flynn Memorial Uniting Church Lawns, The Anglican Church, The Gap View Hotel, The Alice Springs Cinema, Tourism NT, Yeperenye Shopping Centre, the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, CAAMA, Red Centre Technology Partners, AS Print and TJ Signs.

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