Planet: Rhythms of Melanesia
19 Jul 2012 | Thursday
Enjoy a musical experience that successfully integrates the live fusion of native, contemporary and western styles of Melanesian Reggae, Hip Hop and dance…where urban meets island.
Uniquely distinct from other sounds around the Oceanic Region, enjoy a stellar line-up of talented and gifted Melanesian artists from Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the South Seas.
Featuring local songstress GEORGIA COROWA (South Sea Island/Vanuatu), last seen at the Powerhouse in the highly acclaimed Singoat Sista, talented Brisbane-based PNG artist, JAGARIZZAR, popular Solomon Islands singer-songwriter ERIN GILBERT and one of PNG’s all time best selling female artists, CATHY LEE, a favourite right aross the Pacific.
Alongside the seaesoned performers various young artists from the local Melanesian community have their opportunity to shine and present the rhythms of their home including poular Brisbane dance troupe CIFIC NESIANS, Ni Vanuatu singer JAMES ARU, Brisbane hip hop artist YUNG YANNY, Solomon Islands singer NIUNA K and various dance troupes and artists from the local Fijian and Papua New Guinea community.
Don’t miss out on this inspirational celebration of today’s ‘Melanesian Musik’.
Presented in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse
Artists: Georgia Corowa (South Seas/Vanuatu), Jagarizzar (PNG), Cathy Lee (PNG), Erin Gilbert (Solomon Islands) & many more…
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Would you like to hear Jagarizzar? Eternal – Jagarizzar feat J. Lee
Would you like to hear Georgia? Sing Sing – Georgia Corowa – Blackbirding
Would you like to hear Cathy? Cathy Lee – Lalokau
Would you like to hear Yung Yanny? Yung Yanny – Can I Get Wit Ya ** Live