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.
★★★★ A thrilling hour of theatre and the best kind of example why a diverse cultural landscape… is essential.
- Joel Ma and James Mangohig
- Suzanne Chaundy
- William Yang and Annette Shun Wah
- Visual Design
- Jean Poole
- Stage/Costume Design
- Euygeene Teh
- Lighting Design
- Lucy Birkinshaw
PHOTO | William Yang