MASSIVE Fam rolls strong and steady!
MASSIVE presents THE NEXT PAGE
Live music and Djs at The Penny Black, 420 Sydney Rd Brunswick.
With special guests DJ COGITEAUX, DJ KID DREAM, GABBY HADDAD, J.ROSE, SK SIMEON & AKIMERA, THE RUDYV ALLIANCE & THE FOURFRONT Time: 8pm-12am Entry: $10 @ the Door
MASSIVE – Australia’s first Hip Hop Choir is based in Melbourne and created by the inspirational idea of Artistic Directors Liss Gabb and Mary Quinsacara consists of 14 artistic young people, whose backgrounds span from across more than ten nationalities worldwide; Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Lebanon, the Caribbean, North Africa, Philippines, Comoros Islands, Tanzania, England, Spain and Indonesia. Previously known as MASSIVE hip-choir the crew are now known as a collective of artists under the appropriate title MASSIVE Fam!
In September, 2012 MASSIVE launched their first album– Neology: neo tunes for an old world – at the Evelyn Hotel to a packed MASSIVE hungry crowd. Neology brings you into a world of new sound presented in the growing genre of hip-hop that is uplifting, soulful, punchy and family friendly!
Purchase Neology right here on itunes
Collaborations and Upcoming Projects
2013 has so far seen MASSIVE members go on to be mentors on the music based anti-racism project- Sisters and Brothers run by Barkly Arts Centre, current members continue to participate in Arts Centre Melbourne’s Dig Deep youth music mentoring program, Group 120 and have locked in their participation in Urban Chamber a highly unique collaboration between lead organisation Outer Urban Projects and Melbourne Youth Music. Urban Chamber will culminate in a killa performance as part of Melbourne Festival 2013 in November.
The crew will also be working on an exciting project Fate – that explores the concept of chance and destiny across cultures using the forms of theatre and music which draws on the artistic skills of Western Edge’s Flemington Theatre Group (FTG) and MASSIVE Fam. These artists will be supported to lead 40 young people from the Flemington area of inner Melbourne and the regional centre of Ballarat to ultimately perform back to the participating communities as well as being part of the Big West Festival Program this year.
MASSIVE Fam are also earmarked for a Barkly Arts Centre project for 2014 titled Spiritual Capital which will create music interventions with marginalised communities across public space and detention settings. At the heart of Spiritual Capital is letting communities on the outer of the mainstream know that they are not forgotten through a unique music making experience aimed to induce joy and hope. MASSIVE Fam will pilot their approach in June at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Deer Park building on their previous work there in 2011.