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Ngaiire in the Redstone Room | Presented by Quad City Arts & Common Chord
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
Hailing from the Eastern Highlands and New Ireland provinces of Papua New Guinea, though now Sydney Australia-based, Ngaiire’s sound melds electronic neo-soul, gospel, and big pop sounds, strained through the lens of a First Nations Papua New Guinean songwriter. Her musical career crosses genres and mediums and expectations.
Described by Rolling Stone as “a near perfect slice of hushed future soul, the muted synths cushioning Ngaiire’s endlessly expressive vocal performance”, Ngaiire-pronounced nigh-ree (rhymes with diary), has an innovative approach that has garnered her 4 ARIA award nominations (the Australian Grammys) including Artist of the Year, 4 National Live Music Awards, 3 FBi Radio SMAC Awards, and the inaugural Australian Women in Music Award for Artistic Excellence. She has collaborated with and joined other groundbreakers of sound on tour such as Sufjan Stevens, Alicia Keys, Flume, Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote and Leon Bridges. In 2021, she became the first musician to play in front of the National Press Club in Canberra, the first Papua New Guinean to appear on ABC’s “Play School” (Australia’s “Sesame Street”) and the first Papua New Guinean to be painted for the historical Archibald prize. Ngaiire may be most recognisable to US fans of the Oprah and Ava DuVernay show Queen Sugar with torch gospel song ‘Fall Into My Arms’ being featured in the penultimate episode of the second series.
Presented by Quad City Arts & Common Chord
Doors: 6pm / Show: 7pm
Tickets: $10 in advance / $15day of show
Headliner: Ngaiire (With 6 Piece ensemble)
Age Restriction: All ages, (Under 19 must be accompanied by an adult)
Genre: R&B, Future Soul, Alternative, World
All tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat.