FUTURE ANCESTORS

BY VOICES OF COLOUR, DIGI YOUTH ARTS & CONSCIOUS MIC

Presented by Brisbane Festival & Metro Arts

Presented as part of Housewarming

Future Ancestors depicts the journeys of three spoken word artists.

Traversing the multitude of intricacies and intersectional complexities within Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Pasifika and Indian communities, this moving spoken word piece forges a future of solidarity for all Indigenous people.

Ethan Enoch-Barlow, Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi and Naavikaran present this original short-form performance work, creating a space where all voices can be heard.

DATES

6pm, 6 September 2020

WHERE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts @ West Village

PRICE

FREE Registration Required 

KEY CREATIVES

Ethan Enoch-Barlow – Performer / Creator
Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi – Performer / Creator
Naavikaran – Performer / Creator

Image by Darren Thomas (PhotoCo). 

VISITING US

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THE ARTISTS

ETHAN ENOCH-BARLOW

Ethan Enoch-Barlow is a Quandamooka performer from Logan with a passion for theatre, poetry and, music. He has performed at various poetry and open mic events with groups such as; Digi Youth Arts and Voices of Colour. Ethan is also a member of the hip hop trio barefoot boyz. Ethan is a part of the Mama’s boys collective under Claire Christian and will be featured in the upcoming 2020 world premiere of “Brother’s Book Club” at La Boite Theatre. 

MELEIKA GESA-FATAFEHI

Meleika Gesa-Fatafehi is pretty hilarious and laughs too much, so much that her Black/Indigenous and Pasifika ancestors are probably tired of her. Lucky she alternates burdening the two sides of her ancestry, who are from Mer (Murray) Island, from the Zagareb and Dauareb tribes, and Fahefa, Tonga. Meleika is also a literature and film critic, or something along those lines. She loves talking about all things nerdy, as well as decolonising spaces online and in real life. She is a storyteller that takes many forms; from a rapper, artist and the most prominent, a poet. She is also the recipient of the prestigious fellowship The Next Chapter, run by the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne and will be finishing her manuscript along the way. If she’s upset any of her ancestors whilst making this bio, she’s sorry.

NAAVIKARAN

Naavikaran is a transgender non-binary youth worker, LGBTIQ+ artivist and a body-movement facilitator from India, based in Brisbane. Their areas of work include addressing systemic oppression against marginalized communities, especially those who are homeless and curating inclusive spaces for people to explore self-expression. Naavikaran has been recently named as one of 30 Under 30 LGBTIQ+ Leaders in Australia by Out For Australia in recognition of their work and contribution to the community.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS