Melbourne Museum’s after hours Nocturnal event makes its glittery return this Friday night.
For this edition, the museum has partnered with Midsumma Festival for a super summer celebration exploring queer and pan-African cultures through music, performance and talks, including appearances from;
Nakhane. This South African performer is in Australia for the first time, making appearances at Sydney Festival, Mona Foma and now Nocturnal. Nakhane’s sound ranges from effervescent glam, to sumptuous, electronic pop, to anthemic, choral hip-hop. A singular talent set to fill the museum with gloriousness.
Candy Bowers. [pictured at top] South African Australian powerhouse Candy has curated an evening of spoken word poetry and storytelling in response to the Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition. Set to the selections of Cape Town born DJ Colette, these arresting performances will spark your passion for justice.
Sydney-based Okenyo’s sonic neo-soul will complement the sounds of Nakhane, fearlessly pushing the boundaries of modern pop music, addressing representation, equality and challenging stereotypes while she’s at it.
The Cocoa Butter Club. A proud and loud cabaret show centred on and celebrating People of Colour and First Peoples performers. Catch these QTIPOC performers serving up burlesque, drag, spoken word, live music and genre-defying performance art of the highest order.
Nocturnal this Friday night features: Nakhane, Okenyo & The Cocoa Butter Club performing live, plus Mandela & Me: a spoken word event specially-curated by Candy Bowers
NOCTURNAL x MIDSUMMA is on Friday 1 February at Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton.
Featuring: Nakhane, Okenyo & The Cocoa Butter Club performing live, plus Mandela & Me: a spoken word event specially-curated by Candy Bowers