Adelaide’s Nexus Arts presents two of their Interplay program artists for a dynamic sampling of traditional music reimagined in a contemporary way.
Koleh uses his music’s unique and refreshing blend of South-East Asian instruments, samples and contemporary Indie-pop to transport listeners to Borneo rainforests and village long-houses. Embracing his heritage (the Kenyah Dayaks of Borneo) Koleh aims to carry on and share his tradition by playing the Sampe - a traditional Dayak lute/guitar like instrument.
Elizabeth Ruyi is an Adelaide-based singer-songwriter who shares her honest passion for music with every performance. Her gentle but strong nature shines through when you listen to her expressive and heartfelt lyrics. Being an Australian-born Malaysian Chinese woman, her cultural background and unique experiences make up a prominent part of where she finds her creative inspiration.
IMAGE | Elizabeth Ruyi by Morgan Sette, Koleh by Alex Robertson