With over 7000 islands worth of musical style, there is no doubt that the Philippines know how to throw a party, and a party is exactly what we can expect to see this year, with Adelaide hosting its first Pinoy Street Party in conjunction with OzAsia Festival.
A vibrant celebration of Filipino heritage, get ready to fill the dance floor with a difference as Pinoy Street Party takes over Nexus Arts on October 29, with the freshest MCs, singers, musicians and DJs from across Australia.
Including local street food and entertainment for the whole family, this will be a night of hip hop, remixes and culture unlike any the city has seen before.
The highly-anticipated street party is the brainchild of the multi-faceted and widely recognised producer Kuya James. Garnering national respect as an artist and producer, James is returning to Adelaide for a scorching feast of tribal beats, Asian samples and enough bass synths to put the venue PA through its paces.
Mixing old and new school songs of the Philippines, James will bring both elders and new generations together through a universal love of music.
“This might be a new project but once you hear it you’ll know Kuya James is far from new to the game. The production, sounds, layers and flavours here are courtesy of a total pro,” says Triple J Home and Hosed host Declan Byrne.
While the street party is a first for SA, Darwin-based James hosted a similar street party during the 2020 Darwin Festival. Although hosted during the height of the pandemic, the Pinoy Street Party was a night of music and dance celebrating the fusion of different Filipino cultures. This collaboration and celebration of music and culture is what James and other local artists will bring to the Nexus Arts block this October.
Dance the night away at the Pinoy Street Party, Friday October 29 at 8pm at the Nexus Arts Centre
To find out more about this year’s OzAsia Festival program, head to the official website.