|Date||Friday October 14th|
|Venue||County Library, Tallaght|
|Admission||Free Contact Library at 01 4620073|
An afternoon of incredible music and spoken word featuring members of the NOISE Music Collective including AIS, Pius, Zali, Max Zanga.
One of Ireland’s most creative and forward-thinking musicians, Max Zanga (aka Dafe Orugbo) has achieved international acclaim as one half of hip-hop duo Tebi Rex as well developing Word Up Collective’s educational and cultural production programmes. He writes on topics ranging from modern day Ireland to Greek mythology and is an experienced public speaker, live performer, writer, spoken word artist and podcaster.
His band Tebi Rex has over one million streams for their debut album The Young Will Eat The Old, and their music has featured on the Normal People soundtrack & Eir 2020 / 21 ad campaigns. They have performed all over the world at International festival performances at SxSW, The Great Escape, Eurosonic, and here at home they have appeared at Electric Picnic, Longitude, Other Voices, Body & Soul, 2FM Rising and Indiependence.
Dafe was also an International Poetry Day Irish ambassador, and recently launched the podcast Max vs Mango with fellow rapper Mango.
AIS is an R&B singer/songwriter. Her original music blends pop, R&B, and soul with a songwriter's unique perspective. AIS began writing her own songs in 2017, where she combines her influences to create uniquely catchy and relatable tunes.
Her songwriting inspirations stem from growing up bi-racial in a predominantly white society, and range from issues such as self-love and self-worth, being assertive and having the courage to follow your own unique path. Her music thus far has been played across national and local radio stations such a RTE Radio 1, 98fm and KCLRfm.
Pius is a vocalist that focuses on colourful melodies, energy, story telling, imagery, imagination and emotion. As well as pursuing music, Pius is a professional actor and screenwriter, having studied acting for 4 years. For the past 15 years, Pius has volunteered in an annual summer camp, which has given him valuable experience working with young people.
ZALI is a multi-hyphenated, award winning Irish artist with powerhouse vocals and a distinct cross-genre sound of Pop-Soul that is currently hypnotising Ireland and the UK. Her debut single 'Can’t Stop' gathered over 200K streams worldwide, leading to highlight performances in her home town of Dublin at reputable venues such as RTE 2FM (Studio 8), JOE.ie, Abner Brown's, IMRO, and Facebook HQ.
Her follow-up single “Girls Like Us” garnered over 60k streams on Spotify and were among the latest additions to official Spotify playlists such as ‘The New Éire’ and Universal Music's 'This is Ireland' showcasing the country's top acts. ‘Girl’s Like Us’ secured the award of 'Best Irish Single' at the 2018 Irish Post Music Awards, in addition to her show-stopping live televised performance with TG4 and The Irish Post at the INEC Killarney to a crowd of 3000 people.
A major goal for ZALI is to make a positive impact in her home country, Ireland, through her music and involvement in music. With hopes that as she continues to grow her community, to use her platform to continue focusing on causes close to her heart and making an impact where possible.