Sense Of Place Sydney: Jagwar Ma : World Cafe Electronic beats and guitars coexist in this psychedelic dance-rock band. Hear the session and watch a performance of "Slipping."
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Sense Of Place Sydney: Jagwar Ma

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Sense Of Place Sydney: Jagwar Ma

Sense Of Place Sydney: Jagwar Ma

Sense Of Place Sydney: Jagwar Ma

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Jagwar Ma perform live at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Tiana Timmerberg/WXPN hide caption

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Jagwar Ma perform live at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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  • "OB1"
  • "Give Me A Reason"

Once upon a time, the Sydney-based DJ and programmer Jono Ma needed a vocalist for the psychedelic dance-rock he was creating. He ended up with a partner in guitarist and singer Gabriel Winterfield; their alliance became Jagwar Ma, which released its debut, Howlin', in 2013.

Now a three-piece electro-inspired band from the north beaches of Sydney, Jagwar Ma released its new album, Every Now And Then, earlier this year. World Cafe's trip to Sydney gave us a sense that the local music scene continues to be diverse and tight-knit, and Jagwar Ma's experience confirms that impression. Hear the session in the audio player, and watch a performance video of "Slipping" below.

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