Interplay: Noriko Tadano // Koleh

New music from 8 of SA’s best – 2 artists, 2 sets, 4 Fridays

Nexus Arts presents the Interplay Performance Series, which is the culmination of a year-long artistic development program for culturally and linguistically diverse contemporary musicians. This year, Nexus has worked closely with 8 incredible musicians and bands, building their artistic practice and creative networks here in Adelaide. Throughout this four-part concert series, you will be treated to a diverse range of musical genres, from Japanese traditional music to Colombian funk; from pop to the Iranian santur. Each artist will present a 45-minute set of original music, with two artists each night, giving you a musical experience like no other. Welcome to Interplay!

Gene Phoa + San Ureshi – 19 November
Maryam Rahmani + Elizabeth Ruyi – 26 November
Noriko Tadano + Koleh – 3 December
Adrian Schmidt Mumm + GRECO REPTIL – 10 December

Interplay: Noriko Tadano // Koleh
Friday 3 December
Doors at 7pm, music at 7.30pm
Nexus Arts Venue, Cnr Morphett St and North Tce
Enter from North Tce next to the Lion Arts Factory Building

Tickets: Full price $25, Concession $20

Noriko Tadano is an award-winning, virtuoso master of the Japanese shamisen (a 3-string, banjo-like instrument) and a traditional Japanese vocalist. Playing shamisen since the age of 6, she performs both as a soloist as well as in collaborations, playing shows all over the world at festivals including WOMADelaide. As an artist, Noriko believes in breaking down national and genre boundaries, and she is currently exploring several collaborations with artists of diverse cultural and artistic backgrounds. Her music for this performance centres on themes of love, family and a close connection with nature.

Adelaide based artist Koleh uses his music’s unique and refreshing blend of South-East Asian instruments, samples and contemporary Indie-pop to transport listeners to Borneo rainforests and village long-houses. Embracing his heritage, the Kenyah Dayaks of Borneo, Koleh aims to carry on and share his tradition by playing the Sampe’, which is a traditional Dayak lute/guitar-like instrument. Expect an Indie-pop sensibility fused with something fresh, new, and totally unique.

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