MASSIVE ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM
Australia’s first hip hop choir, MASSIVE blends old skool hip hop, traditional choral harmonies and body percussion to create a genre of hip hop powered by diversity and Westside ingenuity.
Neology – the act of inventing a word or phrase / The use of an established word in a new and different sense.
MASSIVE is a group of young urban artists aged 18– 25yrs who identify as Tongan/Fijian, Cook Islander, Niuean, Samoan, Lebanese/Tongan Caribbean/North African, Filipino, Comoros islander, Tanzanian, English/Spanish, and Indonesian. MASSIVE has created a new genre of hip hop that combines original rap lyrics, fresh beats, lush three part harmonies, body percussion, traditional pacific island dance and street choreography. Drawing on the strength of their diversity, MASSIVE is well into its second year and has been performing and recording their unique repertoire that is flavoured with old skool hip hop, gospel, traditional cultural tunes and protest music.
MASSIVE is produced by Barkly Arts Centre, a division of Western Region Health Centre in the heart of Melbourne’s west. Creatively produced by Liss Gabb and Mary Quinsacara; MASSIVE has collaborated with Deaf Arts Network, Anti Racism Action Band, Arts Centre Melbourne’s Dig Deep program, South Sudanese rap star Emmanuel Jal, Diafrix, Blue King Brown, hip hop artists Lotek and Lesson, Multicultural Arts Victoria, OZ Soul Collective and Big West festival. MASSIVE has run workshops with schools and community choirs across the west, in prisons, youth justice centres and regional Koori communities.
MASSIVE launched their debut album Neology – neo tunes for an old world on September the 21st 2012 at The Evelyn Hotel to a packed MASSIVE hungy crowd.
A big thank you goes out to Andrea Khoza for her expertise on the making of NEOLOGY.
Neology soon to be released for worldwide digital distribution. Stay tuned! Buy your physical copy directly from MASSIVE at any upcoming shows by keeping up to date on facebook.
MASSIVE calls home to Barkly Arts Centre. MASSIVE rehearses every Thursday evening from 6pm-9pm, Level 1 233 Barkly St Footscray.
MASSIVE Creative Producers:
Mary Quinsacara firstname.lastname@example.org 0415 690 507
Liss Gabb email@example.com 0457 894 143
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