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100 Cities

HE’S BEEN RESPONSIBLE for getting many of us up – and down – on the dance floor over the years, and this month, Kuya James returns to the decks with a bunch of talented mates in tow for his exciting new show 100 Cities.

Working closely with Territory musos, dancers and a special production team, 100 Cities is a dance party with no border restrictions, offering music lovers a ticket to travel through music and movement.

“I realised that so much of the music we hear out and about is from America and I was really keen to look at exploring music from other places. This made me think about collecting music from different cities, and before I knew it, I had hundreds of tracks that represented other places around the world,” he says.

“I thought a lot about how music helps us travel, when we can’t, so I thought about the concept of a dance party without border restrictions – where the journey happens through sound, lighting and dance. Part of my desire to put on this show was to fully immerse the audience in amazing sound – shout out to E3 productions for supporting this vision!”

Hot on the tail of featuring in last month’s OzAsia Festival in Adelaide to present Pinoy Street Party, which premiered at this year’s Darwin Festival, a Kuya James gig is all about bringing culture and community together.

“I love when people come together to dance and party. I think 100 Cities is a different way of presenting it and often I don’t know if things I put together are gonna work, but that’s also the fun of it – taking risks and trying new things always challenges my journey as an artist.

“Elevating different people’s voices and movement is one of the most important parts about that journey, too. Nothing brings people together like music and dancing!”

And dance you will. James is joined by local music talents including Caiti Baker, Emcille and Pxpkxrn, with dance performances from PHLtheBeat, Aimee Chong, Janelle Saunders, and more.

For an immersive trip with club vibes, a curated selection of main-road and back-alley songs from artists around the globe, and the infusion of spine-tingling movement, 100 Cities is just the ticket.

100 Cities
FRI 26 NOV | 8-10PM
COST $40 | $30 MEMB/CONC

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