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Symbiosis

DOBBY & Naomi Keyte

DOBBY is a rapper, drummer, and speaker. He proudly identifies as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, whose family is from Brewarrina on Ngemba land, and is a member of the Murrawarri Republic in Weilmoringle, NSW. He has performed at festivals including BIGSOUND, The Plot Festival, and Yabun Festival. He is also a skilled composer, and is the 2017 recipient for the bi-annual Peter Sculthorpe Fellowship. DOBBY also performs as a rapper and drummer for Sydney band Jackie Brown Jr and co-hosts the Hip Hop show “Sunsets with DOBBY and DIOLA” on FBi Radio.

Naomi Keyte is a folk artist exploring the world of pop. She brings with her beautiful melodies and image-rich lyrics. There is an intimacy in Keyte’s vocal delivery that is simultaneously vulnerable and powerful. After the release of her debut album ‘Melaleuca’ in 2017, she has played shows and festivals including Here’s to Now and WOMADelaide (2018). Keyte and her band have been working with producers Anna Laverty and Nick Huggins and are set to release new music in early 2019.

Together, Naomi and DOBBY will explore the territory where explosive hiphop meets heartfelt harmony in this new collaboration commissioned by Nexus Arts.

Didier Kumalo

A founding member of Adelaide’s own Shaolin Afronauts, guitarist Dylan Marshall’s five-piece side project takes the rhythms and harmonies of Guinea and classic African Jazz into a vast array of new sonic territories. This is modal music for dancing, and it will bring you to your feet.

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