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The Music

Tue 20 Feb 5:05pm - 5:35pm
Playhouse | QPAC
30 mins

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance



All Ages



A family slide show like no other.

TZU’s Joelistics and ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig are icons of Australian hip-hop, but their family histories are as complex and layered as their lyrics. Both half-Asian, their respective heritages are woven through their experiences growing up in Australia.

From a nightclub-owning grandma in an open marriage to globetrotting parents with a political streak, the pair lovingly paint a canvas filled with failed proposals and religious strictures, casual racism and empowerment through music. Like an hour with good friends – who just happen to have impeccable taste in tunes – this is a show that moves to the beat of the human heart.

Image Credit: William Yang

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance

CAAP is uniquely placed as the only professional performing arts company dedicated to high quality works that give voice to the contemporary Asian Australian experience. A resident company at Carriageworks, Sydney, CAAP’s work is pitched to main stages and major festivals.

Recognised as a unique voice in the Australian music scene, rapper, writer, spoken word artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Joel Ma founded seminal alt-rap group TZU in 2001.

Darwin ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig produces pulsating beats with a strong love of synths and sub that challenges even the best built PA systems.