When:Friday 7 June, 2019
Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with one of Australia’s real queens!
Join Constantina Bush – Australia’ s Premiere Indigenous Showgirl – as she journeys through the songs that have had the biggest impact on her from childhood through to adult life. A night of song and storytelling reflecting her comical life growing up in the bush, from 70’s to Club music, with some special guests as well!
Constantina Bush is the female alter ego of artist and performer Kamahi Djordon King.
Kamahi was one of the first Graduates of ACPA (Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts) in Brisbane in 2000. Prior to this, Kamahi did a course, which was ACPA in its infancy, in 1994 in Perth called the Aboriginal Music Theatre Training Program attached to the Black Swan Theatre Company. Kamahi has gone on to perform with likes of ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Yothu Yindi.
Constantina Bush was born by accident, when in 2008 somebody pulled out of a show and Kamahi threw on a wig and heels to replace them. Constantina did the unthinkable by singing live instead of lip-syncing. Gathering fans quickly, Constantina was asked to perform annually at the show called Outblack, which was an indigenous run night for the Black LGBTIQ group in Melbourne. Since then she has toured with Moira Finucane from Finucane and Smith’s Burlesque variety shows and has held her own shows with the Bushettes in tow around the Australian festival circuit.
Details about our pre-show entertainment in the bar and a ticket link will be available soon.