Long-time supporter and advocate of the Arts, Hawaiian has partnered with Djuki Mala direct, helping the group to make their first trip to Perth and out in amongst the local communities.
Rising to fame in 2007 after their ‘Zorba the Greek’ routine went viral on YouTube, Djuki Mala has performed at major festivals and events around the globe including Australia, UK, China, the Pacific, US, Canada, Taiwan, Europe, and recently the Middle East, but this year’s Fringe Festival will mark their first visit to Perth.
During the Fringe season, the group will be popping up in a number of Hawaiian’s shopping centres and commercial offices for exclusive, up close performances for shoppers, tenants and local community.
However, the Djuki Mala artists won’t be alone dancing in the centres. Artistic Director, Joshua Bond said they were all about creating the sense of inclusion wherever they travel, getting their audiences involved and dancing.
"We can’t wait for you all to come on down and get on down Djuki Mala style, to celebrate the West Australian Premiere of DJUKI MALA” said Joshua.
Hawaiian CEO Russell Gibbs said he was pleased that they are able to assist Djuki Mala in coming to Perth.
“We have a strong Australian Arts sector and it’s important we support its growth and embrace its uniqueness.”
Russell Gibbs continued to say “Making the decision to partner with a group like Djuki Mala was easy. They are not dissimilar to Hawaiian, in terms of being about inclusion and engagement. To be able to give our communities access to such a unique experience beyond the festival audience was a unmissable opportunity.”
The act will be performing at the below locations and times:
Tuesday 31 January
- Hawaiian's Bassendean 10am-10.45am
- Hawaiian's Noranda 11.15am-12pm
- Hawaiian's Mezz 12.45pm-1.30pm
Wednesday 1 February
- Hawaiian's Forrestfield 10am-10.45am
- The Park Centre 11:30am- 12:15pm
- Claremont Quarter 1:15pm- 2pm
Wednesday 8 February
- Bishop See Garden 1:00pm- 2pm
For more information on Djuki Mala or to buy tickets to their Fringe Festival show click here.
Photo Credit: DJUKI MALA by Sean Young Photography