The 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, 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.
“This is a thrilling hour of theatre and the best kind of example why a diverse cultural landscape should not only be encouraged in Australia but is essential.”