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Powerhouse Late: PAWA

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Fijian collective VT1S is coming to Powerhouse Ultimo for a night of music, film, dance, markets and talanoa. VT1S is revolutionising the sounds of Pacific music with their blend of tropical beats and story in-language, clocking millions of streams internationally. Their live show promises a dynamic journey across time — island style.

Hip-hop and cultural dancers The Pioneers, Noqu Vanua Youth Initiative and Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts will be performing, short films by Tumeli Tuqota and Pelesasa Pictures will be screened, plus industry talanoa around the kava bowl facilitated by MC Trey with music producer Tropic Thunda, entrepreneur Tix, artist entrepreneur Kobie Dee. There will also be weaving workshops, markets and music by DJ Kayza.

This event is the first in a PAWA music series. Taking its name from a Pacific (Melanesian) word for power, strength and spirituality, the PAWA series will celebrate Indigenous cultures of the region, amplifying stories and sharing music by fostering creative practice and development.

Program

5.45pm Welcome to Country

MUSIC
5–9pm
VT1S
DJ Kayza
Capital Z

DANCE
5–9pm
The Pioneers
Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts
Noqu Vanua Youth Initiative

MARKETS
5–9pm
VT1S, Talei Treasures and Sei Polynesia

TALANOA
6.00–6.30pm Music and industry talks around the kava bowl with music producer Tropic Thunda aka Future Hall of Famer, Tix, Kobie Dee and MC Trey

VISUALS
5–9pm Pacific short film
Soli Bula by Tumeli Tuqota

BAR
5–9pm Bar by Grifter

Venue

Powerhouse Ultimo
500 Harris St
Ultimo NSW 2007

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Entry

Free, registration recommendedExternal link icon
Suitable for all ages

Thursday
12 October 2023 
5–9pm

Accessibility

We encourage visitors with accessibility requirements to contact us via book@powerhouse.com.au or (02) 9217 0222 for help in planning your visit. We accept Companion Cards.

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