Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Mistletone Enterprises
A star in the making, Nakhane makes the dancefloor a place of tenderness.
Multi-award winning singer, songwriter, actor, and novelist Nakhane is a star in the making. Known for their sweet, soaring tones and inimitable style, Nakhane’s music resonates on a multitude of levels.
Nakhane’s performance in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall celebrates a stunning return to music after a four-year break with the release of their latest single, Tell Me Your Politik. The single features Nile Rodgers on guitar and a ferocious rap from fellow South African artist, Moonchild Sanelly. Mutually political and erotic, the song is a call to action, demanding that prospective lovers be ideogically aligned; a bold declaration that sex is a political act.
In their many guises in music, film and literature, Nakhane has been instrumental in challenging the status quo in conversations about gender and sexuality; steadily building a body of work of cultural importance that hits every dancefloor sweet spot.
With a polyrhythmic wall of sound echoing the sounds of South African Gqom and kwaito, Nakhane’s performance is set to mesmerised.
With Special Guests
Nakhane will be supported by Pillow Pro.
Praise for Nakhane
‘Remarkable; defiantly modern and unashamedly emotional.’ Q Magazine
From 6pm-9pm, grab a drink and enjoy sounds from Zjoso on the Centre’s Outdoor Forecourt.
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Artists & Set Times
Nakhane Mahlakahlaka vocals, synthesizers, guitar
7.30pm – 8pm: Pillow Pro
8pm – 8.30pm: Interval
8.30pm – 9.45pm: Nakhane
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Wednesday 15 March 2023 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hour 15 mins (incl. interval)
A reserve $55
B reserve $45
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