Completing the trilogy, The Shaolin Afronauts deliver their final Mad Max Jazz opus with a visit to the Thunderdome. Experience Mad Max like never before in this sweeping event that fuses George Miller’s astounding imagination of a post-apocalyptic world with the wild jazz fusion sound of the Afronauts with vocals from the wonderful Kylie Auldist. Renowned as the leading lady of ARIA award nominated band The Bamboos, Kylie’s remarkable voice has drawn comparisons to Diana Ross and Sharon Jones, and her energy on stage is absolutely electric with a huge dose of boogie power, providing an absolute dance experience enjoyed by crowds all over the world. Described by The Music Magazine as “the high priestess of Melbourne’s soul scene”, Kylie Auldist shot to international prominence lending her sublime vocals on the 2016 global monster anthem ‘This Girl’ with Kungs vs Cookin On 3 Burners. Kylie was also awarded Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B or Gospel Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016.
In what is considered one of the greatest threequels of all time, Beyond Thunderdome transports us fifteen years ahead of where we left the Roadwarrrior, Max Rockatansky, at Stonnington Jazz 2018. Mad Max (Mel Gibson), our anti-hero, exiled to the desert by the corrupt ruler of Bartertown (Tina Turner), becomes a gladiator, rebelling against corrupted authority with an army of nomadic orphans.
The Adelaide-based ARIA-nominated ensemble that is The Shaolin Afronauts, create a soundscape that crashes afro-beat, prog rock and free jazz – distinctive and truly unique. Complemented with the original dialogue, sound effects and subtitles, the screening is an immersive fusion of epic storytelling with a wall of sound reimaging.
Don’t miss the meeting of cult film with cult jazz for the ultimate – and final – Thunderdome showdown.