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Rara Zulu Live

As part of And she was wearing trousers: a call to our heroines

Presented in Season 2 2022

Live Music Event

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House

Rara Zulu Live
Saturday 23 July, 7.30pm 
2 hours

Pay if you can $35
Standard $20
Blak Tix $10 
A small transaction fee will be charged per order.

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Join Rara Zulu and her live band for an intimate musical performance.

Known for her dark electronica exploring sensations of vulnerability, experiences of love, and her contagious wit, this performance will reveal new experiments in creating soundscapes, as well as performing her new work ‘Noli’, presented as part of And she was wearing trousers: a call to our heroines. Grounded in polyrhythmic drum patterns and commanding vocals, ‘Noli’ is inspired by southern African heroines such as iconic jazz artists like Dorothy Masuka, remixed as a reimagined portrait of a Bla(c)k woman and simultaneous homage.

Joining Rara Zulu will be DJ Kalyani and her catalogue of Bla(c)k Pop, Rap, Booty Bass, and modern global club sounds.


About the Artist

Rara Zulu
Rara Zulu is a South African born, Melbourne based vocalist and musician with a wholesome rawness and a unique tendency to pull you into a state of vulnerability through her music. Her sound is heavily influenced by Soul, R’n’B and Hip Hop; made apparent in the rhythm and depth in her voice. Rara has performed in numerous venues across Sydney and Melbourne, including Footscray Community Art Centre’s HEAR Footscray, and has musically collaborated and supported national and international artists such as Ijale, Horatio Luna, Elle Shimada and Sibusile Xaba.


And she was wearing trousers: a call to our heroines has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.

Image Credit: Rara Zulu Photographed by Jackie Dixon.

Image Description: A mirrored silhouette of a Black woman shows the appearance of being back to back, is lit with shades of blue and black tones, wearing an African headdress and Aboriginal flag t-shirt in front of a bright red background, with black colour bordering on both sides.

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