With Ena Illume and the Sydney Iwasaki-den Onikenbai Club
Ena Illume - (Acknowledgement of Country)
Ena Malibu is a unique emerging artist residing in Newcastle. Ena has been performing alongside Gambirra Mob & The ILLUME Girls for the past 8 years. She has recently discovered electric guitar to accompany her ethereal voice.
Sydney Iwasaki-den Onikenbai Club
Sydney Iwasaki-den Onikenbai Club is dedicated to the practice of Onikenbai, a dance/music form that originates in Iwate prefecture of Japan. The name roughly translates to ‘oni sword dance’, which odes to the masks worn by the dancers and the 'katana' swords they carry. Movements contain elements of harshness from the sword, and softness from the beautiful motions of the ‘ogi’ paper fans. The club has permission and guidance from the Iwasaki Onikenbai Hozonkai in its learning of the Onikenbai tradition.'
Beluga is a 9-track collaboration album by producers and musicians Ta’sia and Clarence Kingston. Each producer would lay down beats, melodies or samples, and the album emerged as a creative focus during a blurred and isolating year. Through exchanging and evolving ideas between each other’s separate home studios in Newcastle and Melbourne, this album is a soulful and celebrated expression of self.
The album was released online in early June, followed by this one-night-only live performance in Newcastle on the 2nd of July. The Album features artists Ena Illume, Koscheke, Nino, James Hodgett, Jodie Kell, Naomi Blanch, Declan Lucas and Joe Terror. The idea of the project was to co-create an album with Ta'sia and Clarence, while featuring artists that have merged their own expression, to create Beluga. This performance will feature artists on the album Ena Illume, Koscheke, Nino, James Hodgett, Jodie Kell, Naomi Blanch and Declan Lucas.
6.30pm - 6.45pm: Ena Illume (Acknowledgement of Country)
6.50pm – 7.30pm: Sydney Iwasaki-den Onikenbai Club
7.30pm – 7.45pm: Interval
7.45pm – 8.45pm: The Beluga Live Show