ABOUT THE SHOW
Internationally-acclaimed singer, Kah-Lo, brings her unique brand of music and style to Australia for Melt Festival 2023, supported by emerging First Nations artist Djanaba.
Nigerian-born, New York City-bred, Kah-Lo first emerged on the scene collaborating with UK producer Riton on the hip-house, Grammy nominated, ‘Rinse & Repeat’. The dance-pop sensation has since dropped her solo number 1 debut single ‘Fasta’, and the infectious ‘Fake ID’, which became the lead song for the U.S. arrival of TikTok. Kah-Lo’s collaborations with Selena Gomez, Diplo and The Knocks have further crystallised her as an international star. Her latest fan favorite, ‘Drag Me Out’, lets her vibrant dance-pop style and infectious life of the party persona shine through.
Djanaba is a Wiradjuri and Bundjalung woman from Newcastle with links to the Wollombi people. She references traditional dance and song, mashed with sprinkles of Florence and the Machine, Birdy and SZA. Djanaba’s new single ‘Don’t Really Care’, produced by PNAU, is just a taste of the great dance vibes she brings.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kah-Lo’s infectious “Fake I.D.” became the lead song for the U.S. arrival of TikTok, and the viral hits have just kept on coming. Kah-Lo’s songs have been featured in a myriad of placements on TV, film, and and gaming placements for her songs, including “Exit Sign” on the FIFA 21 Volta soundtrack. It’s been a non-stop ride since she first got started, punctuated with hundreds of millions of streams and global appeal.
Kah-Lo’s features on Selena Gomez’s “Back To You,” Diplo’s “Give Dem” and The Knocks’ “Awa Ni” have further crystallized her consistent track record for bringing the best out of any song she touches. Her vibrant dance-pop style and infectious “life of the party” persona shine through on “Drag Me Out,” a fan-favorite track from 2022 that was prominently featured in Starz’ hit comedy series, Run the World and Basketball Wives on VH1.
Next up – her 1st solo album!
Djanaba is a Wiradjuri and Bundjalung woman from Newcastle, with connections to the Wollombi people. Raised on traditional dance and song, Djanaba takes these lessons and interprets them within contemporary pieces of music. Writing music since she was thirteen, she has experimented with writing and performing from Klub Koori to Yabun, with female empowerment and confidence at the forefront of her themes.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages - ALL AGES