Riverside Theatres presents
B2M – MAMANTA
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
Date & Time
Sunday 2 September at 3pm
B2M – Mamanta national tour is presented by Artback NT with the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Meet Jeffrey ‘Yello’ Simon, one of the boys from the band B2M.
Deborah Brown from Audrey Journal writes. Original published on Audrey Journal.
B2M are strong Tiwi cultural leaders who write, sing and perform music that transcends cultural, social and geographic boundaries. The band’s debut album, Home, is unique and infectious, filled with beats, chants and harmonies that showcase their ability to carry a positive image of their people and culture through RnB, Tiwi style! Holding role model status in their community and becoming ambassadors in a broader Australian and international landscape, B2M have performed extensively throughout WA and the NT, China, East Timor and most recently, Ireland. B2M were formed in late December 2004.
B2M Musicians: Shelton Murray, Greg Orsto, Fabian Kantilla, Daniel Cunningham, Damien Narul, Darren Narul, Jeffrey Simon
Producer – Artback NT and Skinnyfish Music
Director – Gail Evans
Music Co-Producers and Collaborators –
James Mangohig & Michael Hohnen
Film and Multi-media Director – Caro Macdonald
Tour Coordinator – Liz Rogers