EVENT - In Between Two
Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Festival
11 - 15 October, Arts Centre
Two trailblazing stars of the Australian music scene survey the forces that have shaped their way. TZU’s Joelistics and ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig are icons of Australian hip hop and 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 keeps to the beat of the human heart.