WHAT'S GOING ON?
5 crazy artists from Singapore and New Zealand ignite a match to light a rare concoction of psychedelic music and spoken word poetry lead by the incredible Deborah Emmanuel.
Interact with the musicians, play funny games and bring your dancing shoes to enjoy an unforgettable night of connection, intimacy and laughter at the legendary Roots bar.
Catch them live at 9 pm on Tuesday 29th January 2018 for one night at Roots Bar. Check out the videos below to get a taste of what's in store.
WHERE IS IT?
1 Commercial St, Takaka, New Zealand
Located in sunny Takaka in New Zealand's stunning Golden Bay, Roots Bar was built with a vision of providing an alternative space where locals and travellers can enjoy a great music culture through a great sound system, eat fantastic food, enjoy the high vibes and energy that the outside open fire brings to the bar, and of course indulge in tasting some NZ medal winning craft beers that the bar has on tap. The atmosphere and energy is always warm and inviting in the Roots Bar, whether it’s the candle light, the fire light and warmth, the rustic furniture, the smooth quality sounds or the interesting people you always seem to meet.
Roots Bar free WiFi means travellers, backpackers and businesspeople can enjoy relaxing in the early evening with a coffee, wine or beer and check emails or cruise the web in the bar.
WHO IS INVOLVED?
Spoken Word Goddess
Deborah Emmanuel (b.1988) is a Singaporean poet, multidisciplinary artist and speaker. As a poet she has been so privileged to feature at festivals like the Barcelona International Poetry Festival, the Makassar International Writers Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival and to win competitions in Singapore, Germany and Australia. Her work has taken her across oceans, from the spiritual settings of Bali and Kathmandu to the vibrant cities of Berlin, London and New York. Her powerful spoken word has even toured alongside people like Anthony Anaxagorou and Sarah Kay.
Deborah’s first collection, When I Giggle In My Sleep, was published by Red Wheelbarrow Books early 2015. Her creative non-fiction work Rebel Rites, was self-published with a well-funded Pozible campaign in 2016. After the success of that, Deborah decided to release her third book Genesis: Visual Poetry Collection in 2018 with the same independence. When not making poems, she can be found making music with her diverse projects Wobology, Mantravine, The Ditha Project, and with DJ Kiat. Sometimes she works to devise and perform theatre. Her most recent work moves poetry into the physical body to be performed without words. She has also started making visual art as a new way to experience metaphor.
Dijiridoo and Guitar Master
Noah "EnDuBz" Dubieniec a multi-instrumentalist who plays dijiridoo, guitar, bass and drums. Hailing from the Tasman Bay, EnDuBz brings local flavour with his hypnotic didgeridoo style and love for improvisation. EnDubz has been involved with many aspects of the musical festival scene for over a decade. You will find him either up on stage, behind the sound desk or working hard putting together festival experiences which include Twisted Frequency (NZ), Queenstown Jazz Festival (NZ), Dunedin Winter Solstice (NZ), Infinite One (NZ), Manifest (AUS) Bushtucker (AUS) and Esoteric (AUS). As a live musician he has most recently taken part in collaborations alongside the likes of Wagawaga, Sub.conscious, Bloop, Kritta and Wyldcard. He has played DJ sets at all the aforementioned festivals and a number of parties throughout NZ and Australia. In 2015 for the Natimuk Fringe Festival he collaborated with legendary visual electronics artist Dave Jones to create "The Thing", a hybrid steampunk tractor turned MIDI contoller- to create a fully interactive sound and visual experience.
Heavily influenced by jazz, funk and r&b, he has mastered his primary instrument, the trumpet, since the age of 8 years old. He is now a full time member of the Jukuleles, and Abby Simone's band MMLD, and has contributed to albums for TheLostHat Single and also "Brass Traps".
Supporting local and international artistes, Farhan has given an extraordinary twist with the fusion styles he creates and has performed with artiste like Inch Chua and Lorong Boys. Farhan has appeared on Straits Time for the Straits Time Run and the Singapore Motorshow 2017.
DJ Sonic Artist
Loom has been a crucial part of the Aotearoa electronic music scene for ten years, contributing to multitudes of underground events and indoor gigs. With bookings in Sulawesi, Australia, and Srilanka Loom has taken his skills across the world and is set to keep that mmentum rolling with new international shows on the horizon. He has supported a massive roster of international acts across the world from The Upbeats, Wagawaga, Dusty Fungus, Icicle, Grouch, Zuke, Xsetra, ISM, Hurtdeer, Bloop, Digital, Mikal, Unwell, Survival, Halogenix, The Anxients, Sleeper and Mefjus.
Loom has contributed a great deal to Twisted Frequency festival and our outdoor festival scene as part of many different crews over the years and has recently launched a project Known as Froth Mouth Broadcasting which is set to be a platform for all kinds of frothyness.
Music Producer of Mantravine
Rupak is a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, event organizer and educator who has played for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in big local festivals like Neon Lights, Live Loop Asia, Night Festival, Baybeats, Music Matters and at international festivals in Germany, New Zealand, France, Hawaii, Sri Lanka, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and India.