CAAP presents

In Between Two

Joelistics and James Mangohig

"This is a hip hop show unlike any other.  An Australian narrative challenging how you think, how you feel about society and its moral fibre."     ★★★★½ THE MUSIC

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TZU’s Joelistics and ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig are icons of Australian hip-hop and their family histories are as complex and layered as their lyrics. Both half-Asian, their respective heritages are woven through their experiences growing up in Australia.

From a nightclub-owning grandma in an open marriage to globetrotting parents with a political streak, the pair lovingly paint a canvas filled with failed proposals and religious strictures, casual racism and empowerment through music.

Like an hour with good friends—who just happen to have impeccable taste in tunes— this is a show that keeps to the beat of the human heart.

“…nothing is more satisfying than stories about people who defied cultural and social conventions to follow their hearts.”   

Directed by Suzanne Chaundy and developed with master storyteller William Yang and writer Annette Shun Wah, In Between Two is a vibrant, contemporary portrayal of the Asian Australian experience. 

Written & performed by Joel Ma & James Mangohig

IB2 Trailer 1.4 from Andy lane on Vimeo.

In Between Two premiered at Carriageworks at Sydney Festival 2016.