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All Aboard the Night Train

Get set to board the grooviest train in town, as the world’s premier Aboriginal showgirl, Constantina Bush, hits the stage with a brand new show.

Supported by Darwin’s hottest soul band, Eduardo and The Night Train, Constantina is ready to get down – and a little dirty – with an original set of songs written by her alter ego, Kamahi Djordan King, and roots influenced singer-songwriter David Spry.

“Performing with a live band is so different, and she’s going to have a ball with this,” Djordan King tells us.

To date, Constantina has usually performed with her back-up singers The Bushettes, with the backing tracks written by Djordan King. The addition of a live band as part of this year’s Darwin Festival performance is an exciting new avenue for the glamorous singer.

“She doesn’t really love sharing the stage with other performers but when they’re there to make her look good she’s okay with it,” Djordan-King explains.

“Once she does this, I reckon she thinks she can never go back. It has to be live band, all the time.”

Known for her brazen, larger-than-life personality, and for not being afraid to tell it like it is, Constantina’s new show pushes the envelope even further. And this one’s definitely not G-rated.

“This is the first time we’re doing an adult-themed show, so this is a new thing for Constantina and she’s actually got proper licence to go mad.”

Audiences can, however, still expect to see Constantina’s usual beguiling mix of bush girl meets glamorous showgirl charm amidst the extra sauciness.

“One of the best things about her is that she can get away with things, she can talk about political issues … and she does it in such a sweet way with songs, humour, and people love her.”

Yep, they certainly do!


Ride the Night Train
WHEN TUE 17 AUG | 9PM
AT INPEX SUNSET STAGE
COST $38 | $34 CONC
INFO artbacknt.com.au darwinfestival.org.au

Header and thumbnail: Photo: Duane Preston
 

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