The Art House presents
B2M - Mamanta: a pumping r'n'b performance... tiwi style!
8 Sep 2018 Showing at The Art House
Building on their international touring acclaim, B2M (Bathurst to Melville), are embarking on their first major national tour. Come and see this seven-piece band from the Tiwi Islands as they showcase their new album with its unique blend of contemporary and traditional sound.
Mamanta - meaning 'friend' in Tiwi - is a pumping RnB performance, Tiwi style! Incorporating footage and imagery of the Tiwi Islands, Mamanta is a vibrant cultural experience told through a mix of dance, chants and song. In an historic show of support from the Tiwi Elders, B2M have gained permission to use traditional Tiwi chants and blend them with modern musical elements.
If you've never had an opportunity to travel to the Tiwi Islands before, this show is sure to take you on an illuminating and uplifting journey.
Hailed as "Australia's answer to the Backstreet Boys" (Huffington Post), this unique boyband have conquered China, East Timor, Taiwan and Ireland. You'll find yourself dancing as they bring you a rare insight into their island culture delivered with their trademark wit, musicality and charm.
"B2M...wow, the music, the joy, the talent- it was contagious. It would have been a standing ovation that demanded an encore- but everyone was already on their feet dancing! We couldn't get enough of them!" Phaedra Watts, Artistic Director, Nannup Music Festival
"Their songs are infectious, unashamedly sentimental and often inspirational, shot through with the sort of close-knit vocal harmonies that come about through years of touring. B2M's values are solid, decent. Their dances are sexy but clean. You won't find a swear word here. These fellas are well aware of their status as role models to younger generations and as keepers of their communities' identity." The Guardian