The Seben Brothers are an energetic dance band that exclusively plays African music, and particularly a dance style called Soukous which comes from the DRC in Central Africa.

The band have been performing locally for the last eight years and the members are veteran musicians including local and African artists.

The band plays dance music driven by a passion for performance. Soukous is the main style and it developed off the last three decades in central Africa. Soukous means “to shake” and that is the main effect of experiencing the music of The Seben Brothers.

A “Sebene” is a term used in Congolese Rumba music to describe the instrumental section of a rumba song where the singing finishes and the band creates an ecstatic instrumental section to energise the audience into dancing.

Catch them Sunday 18th at The Retreat Hotel for two sets of energetic dance music!

Please note that online ticket sales will close at 5pm on the day of the event, then the remainder of the tickets will be sold on the door.

The Retreat Hotel would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which The Retreat now stands, and pay our respects to all elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded and that our venue operates on stolen land.

Date: Sun 18 June 2023


280 Sydney Rd 280 Sydney Road Brunswick, VIC 3056