No News would be bad news


No News would be bad news

By Louise Prest

CANBERRA — A band well known to Canberra's marchers and rally goers — the New New World Order — had its professional debut here last month.

Formerly called the Canberra Samba Band, New New World Order treated the regulars at Club Asmara, an African night club in Canberra's civic district, to a vibrant combination of samba rhythms, percussion, dance and political rap.

To date the eclectic nature of the New New World Order's performances has made it hard for them to find a venue, at least around Canberra. It would be a tragedy indeed for our politically moribund capital if this provocative, empowering and downright enjoyable band made the all-too-common trek north to Sydney.