FAMILI brings together 15 artists whose bloodlines hail from Pasifika, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, weaving together some of the most essential queer and Bla(c)k voices across Australia.
FAMILI is a multidisciplinary storytelling project in which Oceanic artists represent their complex experiences of culture and identity in diaspora.
The threads that feed into this sonic tapestry draw on hip hop, new wave R&B, Oceanic musicality and more, driven by the powerful currents of queer and LGBTQIA+ experience.
Neo-ancestry, mana and empowered music add alternate voices to the challenging conversations we need to have, while the practices of deep listening and oration are given new opportunities to create change in an evening that welcomes all.
FAMILI undertook a group residency in early 2022 supported by InPlace as part of the InPlace co-commissions stream.
FAMILI has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Office for the Arts through the Rise Fund, and Creative Victoria.
“Goosebumps and joy… I am forever grateful I got to witness these Pasifika creators, and celebrate with them.”
– Liminal Mag