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1 September, 2020

Tanks buzzing with live entertainment

AFTER hosting a successful series of government-funded re-opening shows, the Tanks Arts Centre is slowly returning to its former bustling status of the iconic home to live music in the far north.

The re-opening series was held throughout July and August, featuring an all-local line-up of headline acts by Zennith Soundsystem, Jeremiah Johnson, Leanne Tennant and Greta Stanley.

Last week, Australian rock music legend Dan Sultan played to an intimate sold-out audience, adored folk singer Kim Churchill has just sold out his November 28 show, and yesterday Eurovision pop royalty, Dami Im, announced that Tanks was one of four stops on a special Queensland tour.

The latest act to join the hype of activity is local Cairns singer Kaweyova who will play a show alongside a 5-piece band on September 18.

Kaweyova, aka Samantha Clark, blends acoustic elements of pop, reggae, soul and RnB in addition to singing traditional island songs from her homelands in the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea.

Earlier this month, Clark publically released the song, Akayoyu, which was recorded a number of years ago in her traditional language.

“Akayoyu quite literally translates ‘I Cry’”, Clark said.

“In this song, the girl cries out for her parents after abandoning them through shame and guilt, and expresses her deep regret for not listening to their advice.”

The show is thanks to funding received through Art Queensland’s newly released Recovery Package – Playing Local, and will follow Queensland Government COVID Guidelines and the approved COVID Safe Industry Plan; Queensland Live Performance, Venues/Theatres.

Kaweyova plays Tanks Arts Centre on 18 September 2020. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketlink. To ensure patrons are seated with friends and family, bookings are to be made under the same transaction.


WHEN 7:30pm, Friday 18 September 2020
COST $24 – one price (price includes booking fee) [Rated PG]
VENUE Tank 5, Tanks Arts Centre – allocated seating only
TICKETS Ticketlink: | 1300 855 835

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