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By Emma Joyce
June 11, 2020

Ngaiire Take Over

Pay what you can for this 90-minute performance by singer-songwriters Ngaiire and Clarissa Mei.
By Emma Joyce
June 11, 2020

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Just after sunset on Sunday, June 21, you can live-stream a one-off performance by musical artist Ngaiire, as part of Riverside's online program, Riverside Theatres Digital.

Known for her playful costuming, impressive vocals and big pop sounds, Ngaiire is a Papua New Guinea-born, Lismore-raised, Sydney-based singer and songwriter who would normally be seen on stage at festivals like Splendour in the Grass and Glastonbury. Her second album Blastoma, named in honour of her survival from cancer as a younger person, peaked at number 41 in the ARIA charts, and single 'Once' made it into the Triple J Hottest 100, making her the first Papua New Guinean to ever be included in the January countdown.

Ngaiire's show is part of globally celebrated Make Music Day on Sunday, June 21, and it's just one in a series of online-only performances streamed on YouTube from 5pm on Sundays. The Riverside Theatres Digital program will feature weekly concerts, as well as digital film screenings.

Joining Ngaiire will be western Sydney songwriter-producer Clarissa Mei. The 23-year-old artist has a style that sits between electronic, soul, pop and R&B. You may have seen her at The Plot, Secret Garden Festival, the Museum of Contemporary Art or at local western Sydney venues.

This live-stream is free to watch — or 'pay what you can' ticketing. Riverside Theatres is committed to making live performance available to as many people as possible, but for those of who can afford to make a contribution, you're encouraged to do so. Every little bit goes towards the staff and artists helping to bring art into your homes right now.

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