Indigenous Australian band, B2M to tour Taiwan

Project summary

31 August 2016

Sector: Arts and Culture
Country location: Taiwan
Grantee: Artback NT

Project Description

B2M, a seven-piece Indigenous RnB band from the Tiwi Islands in Australia’s Northern Territory, have been invited to perform across a number of venues in Taiwan. Supported by the Australian Office – Taiwan, the tour will begin at Pulima Festival and then visit a number of key Taiwanese Indigenous communities. The tour will include performances, workshops and school visits. 

B2M are highly experienced musicians who have engaged in similar programs in East Timor, China and Australia. Being from a remote Indigenous community the band fully understand the importance of cross cultural communication and are able to carry to their audience aspects of their traditions as well as contemporary music. This tour will enable them to extend their reach and find new international audiences.

This is also an exciting opportunity for Artback NT and Skinnyfish Music to engage within our region through expanding markets and cultural exchange. We hope to create a series of strong partnerships and robust working networks across the Northern Territory and Asia which will allow for the future creation of work, collaborations and exchanges.

Key dates:

Pulima Festival, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 4 to 5 November 2016

WuWeiYing Cultural Centre, southern Taiwan, 6 November 2016

Tie Hua Village plus workshop, Taitung, eastern Taiwan, 7 November 2016

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Australia-China Council grant offer: $34,380 plus $3,438 GST

Total project value: $37,818

Last Updated: 16 August 2016

B2M (Credit: Duane Preston)