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Dili Allstars
Peace & Unity

Album PT 2003 on Australia Foreign Affairs and Trade label
Rock and Reggae (Ska)

'Melbourne Seven piece funk, ska, reggae band The Dili AlIstars faced a major dilemma. What could ever top being Australia’s official representative at East Timor’s Massive independence concert in May 2002 after a decade fighting for such an event? The Dili Allstars have cone up with the answer. A three-week tour of Portugal sponsored by that country’s Communist Party . The band were officially chosen by the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP ) to appear at the massive Avante Festival in September 2003 due to their long time social and political activities on behalf ofthe East Timorese people . The fact that the band are noted for their good time high energy live shows also helped as well. "This tour is a major deal for us" said Dili Allstars founder Gil Santos. A lot of Timorese escaped to Portugal after the Indonesian invasion in 1975 . We will be the first ever Australian / East Timorese band to go back to Portugal to play the country of our former colonial rulers. "The Avante Festival is a massive event. We are all thrilled. It is a dream come true because a lot of us went as young kids to this event never dreaming that one day we would end up playing there “ The Dili Allstars with help from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and East Timorese President Xanana Gusmao will also appear at several concerts organised by the Australian Embassy and The East Timorese Embassy in Portugal. To coincide with their tour the band have cone up with an exclusive Portuguese album release 'Peace and Unity’.

Dili Allstars
album by
Nelito Ribeiro b,
PortraitPaul Stewart voc, tr, AU
electric guitar, lead vocals, songwriter
Gil Santos acg, key,
keyboards, acoustic guitar, songwriter
Colin Badger
lead guitar, songwriter
Paulo Almeida voc,
lead vocals, songwriter
PortraitMark Grunden perc, dr, AU
Billy Abbott
Brian McCarthy
Zeca Misquita
Carol Taweel backing vocals
Rebecca Tolhurst backing vocals
Pete Dacy engineer, producer, mixed by
Colin Buckler producer, mixed by
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Innocent ChildDili Allstars3:43
2AliveDili Allstars3:18
3Tank U MamaDili Allstars2:59
4Rise UpDili Allstars3:07
5That GirlDili Allstars4:40
6Beautiful SmileDili Allstars3:34
7Peace & UnityDili Allstars3:11
8Advance Australia Where?Dili Allstars3:35
9Hope & PrayDili Allstars2:56
10Blown AshoreDili Allstars4:12
11BrotherDili Allstars3:17
12LiberdadeDili Allstars3:13
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