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November 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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To celebrate FEAST FESTIVAL, Tandanya NACI in partnership with Moolagoo Mob and Blak Lemons presents a cultural extravaganza in one spectacular evening.
The event will showcase local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander rainbow performers for revellers to experience a brilliant round of Cultural Workshops, Comedy, Live Music, Drag and Dance.
So join us as we celebrate Adelaide’s LGBTIQ Community through Love, Culture, Strength, Diversity and Glorious Fun!
FULL PRICE: $20.00 per person CONCESSION: $15 per person.
Live Loud. Live Proud!!!
MC’S CO-HOSTESSES & PERFORMERS
HARRY COULTHARD-DARE: MISTRESS OF CEREMONY
This amazing 28 year old sister-girl originally hails from the Flinders Ranges and has been around media and the arts since a very young age. Since the early 90’s Harry has also had a close connection with Tandanya through her own performances, painting and crafting mosaics.
Currently Harry works as a popular radio announcer for Nunga Wangga Radio at Radio Adelaide and has had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing numerous Indigenous and non-Indigenous actors and performers. During his time studying media in Darwin, Harry produced two national radio shows and most recently hosted Blak Nite 2015, her first foray back on stage in 10 years.
Wearing a dress like no other Harry will be Nungay Nite‘s Mistress of Ceremonies, sashaying her way round to ensure you all have a fabulous time!
Derik Lynch was born in Alice Springs in 1986 and is a proud Yankunytjatjara and central Arrente man, who now proudly calls Adelaide home. As a well-seasoned multi-disciplined performer, Derik has won a host of awards and accolades in the performance arena, including Best Supporting Role & Best Newcomer for “Namatjira” – Sydney Theatre Awards 2010, which saw him touring all over Australia and in London (2013).
As described by The Sydney Morning Herald “In a supporting role, Derik Lynch contributed a great deal to the warmth and wit of the play. He is funny and musical, and he’s a sharp drag artist, too, flouncing on as Namatjira’s wife Rubina, a snooty Melbourne art lover and as the young Queen Elizabeth.”
In 2009, his dancing expertise and passion for culture saw him performing traditional dance in the International Dreaming Festival. Talented across a number of genres, Derik lead a popular workshop in dot painting and performed in ‘Notes on a Page’ with Natasha Wanganeen as part of a multi-platform mashup with Allan Sumner at Spirit Festival 2015.
Next year is already shaping up to be amazing, with Derik adding his special comedic wit to ABC’s Black Comedy Season 2. For Nungay Nite, Derik will lend his sparkling charm co-hosting the evening with the ‘naughty but nice’ Deb Bland.
And for something extra special for the night Derik will treat everyone to a fabulous never-before-seen cabaret style number!
DEB BLAND: CO-HOSTESS WITH MOSTEST
Deb is a Ngarrindjeri performer, who has been involved in theatre productions since the age of 12, and performing Stand Up Comedy since 2009. She admits to always being “a bit of a show-off” which encouraged her studies in Improvisation and Commedia dell ‘arte at University.
Highlights have included performing in NITV’s “Express Yourself” Comedy Line-Up with Sean Choolburra and Friends (first aired March 13th 2015) and also co-hosting “Spirit Festival” 2014 celebrating Indigenous Arts. In 2014, she was a finalist in “Deadly Funny” Competition at the renowned Melbourne Comedy Festival.
For two years in a row Deb has also been a Raw Comedy State Finalist (2010, 2011) and continues to perform in various Comedy venues all over the country. She describes her performance style as “I’m not afraid to look and act incredibly ugly in order to get a laugh. Nothing embarrasses me when it comes to performing.”
We say bring everything you’ve got to Nungay Nite Deb!
Bec Gollan began her musical journey at age 11 as bass player with her father Alf Gollan’s band ‘Aces Wild’ that saw her travelling all over Australia to various country music festivals. By the age of 15, she recorded her first original song, “Daddy” at CAAMA studios, Northern Territory at after her father sadly passed away.
A Ngarrindjeri mimini from South Australia, Bec studied music at The Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM), Adelaide University, where she performed as a Bass player and singer in various ‘CASM bands and also began her solo performances. She continued her passion for song writing and formed her first ‘all original music’ band called ‘Playground,’ who she performed with 1999 at the “Raukkan Centenary Corroboree” in Raukkan, South Australia in 1999. In 2011, Bec was a finalist in the APRA Professional Development Awards for her song writing, followed by the win of the Encouragement Award in the SCALA FOOM Competition.
In more recent years she has performed solo at Survival Day, Nunk Family Day and other important community events. Citing her beloved father as a major influence, Bec also lists other artists with soulful voices, such as Bernard Fanning, Ben Harper, Missy Higgins and Janis Joplin as her idols.
To listeners Bec’s lyrics are described to be all heart and soul with stories addressing her love for family and life that reaches out and touches her fans. Her captivating voice has been described as being made up of a thousand colours, with unique smoky textures that audiences love and adore.
Nungay Nite lays out a pink carpet to welcome her!
ELECTRIC FIELDS are two feminine brothers combining modern electric-soul music with ancient Indigenous culture. What happens when you take the edges of gender and culture then meet at the cross section? Elegantly coupling Anangu language and English in their soon-to-be-released debut EP SHADE AWAY, these girly boys are in the business of bypassing barriers that will leave the world instantly hooked.
Writing as a duo, Electric Fields brings together Zaachariah Fielding’s lead vocal that takes soul to the stratosphere and Michael Ross’ true inventiveness as producer. Think Daft Punk meets Deep Forest, with the fearlessness of Nina Simone.
Individually, they’ve experienced highlights prior to collaborating, with Michael Ross’ original song Equal Love being used online by Gay Marriage USA. Whilst in the former duo ZK, Zaachariah Fielding so impressed the Australian television audiences they made it to the Grand Final of ‘The Voice’ and had an ARIA charting single with their take on John Lennon’s ‘Imagine.’
With a music video and two short documentaries already in the pipeline, ELECTRIC FIELDS know what freedom is… and perform with no fear.
Bianca Levai is a former CASM student who has fronted the nine-piece CASM soul band for the past two years. With her soul brothers and sisters Bianca has performed at Spirit Festival and headlined the NAIDOC Ball in Port Augusta in 2014/2015.
This year she opened for Mau Power and Eskatology at The Gov and danced in the moonlight at The Semaphore Workers Club and Semaphore Music Festival only last month. Bianca has even taught the Nutbush to Marni Winku Graduates of 2014. While still at CASM, Bianca sang backing vocals for Triple J Unearthed singer songwriter Denni Proctor.
She also met her long time idols Jimblah and Archie Roach and has collaborated and recorded with internationally recognised Adelaide Hip Hop Artist Eskatology. This experience has gained her solid attention from other hip-hop artists placing further collaborations in the works.
At the young age of 12 Bianca appeared in her first musical in 2002 and has since thrived in her love of performance appearing in everything from Avenue Q to Calendar Girls in 2012, to getting a job puppeteering for the Adelaide Fringe Festival the following year.
In her first time as a leading lady, Bianca was ecstatic to star as Pinky Tuscadero in “Happy Days the Musical” with Northern Light Theatre Company in March this year.
Bianca is a true lover of the Arts. A singer, a skater and a modern dot painter Bianca often jokes she would tap dance while playing the accordion if anyone would let her!
She is over the moon to be asked to sing at Nungay Nite – in fact she is probably tap dancing about it right now!
Catherine Carter hails from Adelaide and is a young emerging Aboriginal Singer and Songwriter, who plays acoustic guitar with heart and soul. She cites Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin as her main inspirations, with any soulful voice adding a strong influence to her style.
Throughout her career Catherine has performed at Survival Day 2014/2015, Nunkuwarrin Yunti Family Day and other important community events that have extended interstate.
For Nungay Nite, Catherine returns to her performance roots as she largely began singing at Tandanya events, including Survival Day and NAIDOC Week and intimate performance evening in the Tandanya Arts Café.
She can’t wait to add her energy to the evening and perform in front of a diverse and beautiful crowd!
Tempestt Sumner-Lovett is a 25 year old Indigenous Woman from South Australia. Since the age of 8 she has been performing, starting out with her parent’s band that took her all over Australia and Canada. Growing up Tempestt has become a singer/song writer and self-taught guitarist in her own right, developing her own music as a solo artist for the last eight years.
In 2010 Tempest toured with Out Blak Adventures travelling to various Aboriginal communities, where she shared through music real life stories of ‘coming out’ along with others who also had stories to tell. In doing so, Out Blak Adventures won a Ruby award for Community Impact under $100,000.
Tempestt’s songs are described as love ballads and have been said to have touched the hearts of people who come to watch her play. Her inspiration and motivation comes from everyday events that she’s been witness to or had been through herself, and the heartache and joy that love brings.
Nungay Nite is proud and honoured to have Tempestt in its main line up as a great representative of the Lesbian Community.
Kaboobie is a drag queen that performs wild inhalations of Tina Turner. She spins tornado-like on the floor appearing almost out of control, stomping about in rapid rhythmical pleasure on platform hooves, and charges at her audience, limbs flailing akimbo, with her intoxicating spider dance.
Kaboobie is also a kylieminologist. With one of the largest collections of Kylie Minogue memorabilia on the planet, possibly the universe, she exhibits her collection from time to time.
With her transformative abilities and marvelling mobility she is able to be inside and outside of art simultaneously, offering her dreams, her imaginations, her way, to refurnish, redecorate and makeover the cosmos.
Travelling far and wide Kaboobie has performed in festivals in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Kalgoorlie and The Philippines.
Kaboobie aims to put you in an exotic trance at Nungay Nite.
NUNGAY NITE DANCERS: Jessie Wilson, Amber Ahang, Taro Miller-Konz
JESSIE WILSON As a young girl Jessie and her brother would often spend time watching dance movies and trying to dance battle each other. This inspired the young Ngarrindjeri/Nurrunga/Arrente woman to join Kurruru Youth Performing Arts, where she has been dancing for over 6 years.
As a performer, Jessie has travelled to Melbourne, Canberra and Karratha and regionally toured South Australia teaching dance workshops and performing.
Jessie has also danced at major events including Womadelaide, Blak Nite and Tandanya’s premiere event Spirit Festival 2015.
AMBER AHANG is a Ngarrindjerri pocket-rocket from South Australia. She began dancing at Kurruru Youth performing Arts over 8 years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
Through choreography, teaching and performing Amber is continually sharing her love of dance and knowledge with mob of all ages, whilst constantly honing her own skills.
Amber has bought her talent with Kurruru to major events such as Womadelaide, Blak Nite and Tandanya’s premiere event Spirit Festival 2015.
TARO MILLER-KONCZ is a young energetic Aboriginal man with a mixture of Irish and Hungarian. Taro was born & bred in a little country town called “Ceduna” located on the far west coast of South Australia, now living in Adelaide where he has been for the past years.
Taro has developed as a performer out of Kurruru Youth Performing Arts and also the Hip Hop Group TRILL CREW, who debuted at Tandanya’s Premiere Event Spirit Festival in 2013.
With Kurruru, to the delight of audiences everywhere Taro has showcased his incredible dancing talent on many occasions, including Blak Nite, Yella Kiana and at various other community events and conferences.
IAN ZARO – YOU TUBE DUBSMASH KING
Ian Zaro has gone VIRAL as the self-appointed “DUBSMASH KING,” of the world, trending online at over 100 thousands hits per video, and his main clip reaching over 1 million views with his crazy antics.
Ian is a Townsville Torres Strait Island & Aboriginal mix Bala, who is happy to support the ATSI Community and Queer Community as his family and friends.
Check him out on YouTube and keep an eye out for upcoming episodes of Blak Comedy Season 2.
In support of Nungay Nite, Ian Zaro will be making video appearances, so make sure your eyes are peeled for his Short, Sharp, Mad, Crazy, Funny Clips!
An initiative of NSW Health, Take Blaktion is all about taking charge of your life and taking care of yourself and your partner. Steven Oliver wishes he could personally be at Nungay Nite to share his message.
Remember Safe is Sexy!
‘CAUSE ANY GAL IN HIGH HEELS ALWAYS HAS THE FINAL WORD!
With act after act of amazing talent, you will also be treated to two surprise acts promising to end the main show with a FABULOUS BANG!!
The final surprise act is guaranteed to get you on up on your stilettoes with a shimmy, to dance the night away with Madam Discotheque and Producers Hotel!
DJ MADAM DISCOTHEQUE
Along with special live acts that celebrate the Love, Strength & Diversity of Adelaide’s LGBTIQ Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community people, the fabulous DJ Madam Discotheque will also be spinning classic Disco anthems and club bangerz, spanning through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s!
Start limbering up TIDDAS!