AKALA NEWMAN - THE SOUND OF POP TO COME
AKALA NEWMAN- THE SOUND OF POP TO COME
Ft. Jamaica Moana, Fetu Taku, Jannawi & DJ Lady Chika.
Take part in an immersive concert experience showcasing Sydney’s most boundary-pushing artists. Pop visionary and curator, Akala Newman has assembled an armada of performers pioneering the new face of music - a movement of infectious bangers and new wave production, unbound by the limitations of the commercial music industry. Catapulting First Nations, CALD and Queer performers to center stage, Akala invites you to witness the sound of pop to come.
After receiving funding from Create NSW - Creative Koori Projects, Akala Newman began her residency at the iconic Red Rattler Theatre to explore and expand her solo work as a performing artist and event producer. In the umbrella of Gili Gatherings which she founded as a part of this grant to re-imagine the live event through curated residencies, performances, and workshops across various mediums to celebrate and center First Nation, CALD, and LGBTQI+ creatives. Gilli means to shine in the Gadigal language, you won't want to miss the work of these vibrant artists as they glow and transcend time. Akala Newman is humbled to collaborate with these renowned artists as part of this project:
DJ Lady Chika
Jannawi Dance Clan
Jesse Carter ( DJ/ Producer)
Andii Huynh (Choreographer/Dancer)
Chantelle Landayan (Choreographer/Dancer)
Justine Evelyn (Dancer)
Production & Design
Hannah Bronte (Artist Mentor)
Laurence Thanandon Creevy (Videographer)
Willow Darling (Costume Designer)
Matt Stegh (Support Artist)
Jordan Hodges (Digital Designer)
Gili Gatherings would like to thank our funders Create NSW and host, The Red Rattler, as well as the ongoing love and support from the community and its Cultural Advisors Leanna Carr-Smith and Paul Newman. We pay our respects to the lands on which our stories continue to glow and grow for time immemorial, acknowledging the survival and strength of our ancestors who paved the way for us to do so.
Image courtesy of Jess Gleeson.