AMERICAN EXPRESS TWILIGHT AT TARONGA PRESENTS
Aloe Blacc | supported by Mojo Juju and Dobby
We're excited to welcome for the first time on the Twilight at Taronga stage, Grammy nominated L.A. born rapper/singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc.
The massive hit song 'Wake Me Up' is what brought Blacc global success in 2013. Blacc sang and co-wrote the song for Swedish DJ Avicii, and 'Wake Me Up' topped the charts in more than 100 countries. This incredible success followed Blacc's 2010 crossover hit 'I Need A Dollar'.
In addition to his success as an artist, Blacc is recognised for his social conscience and will perform at the Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney.
With a fourth album on the way, the feel good hit 'Brooklyn in the Summer' and 'Make Way' are Blacc's latest releases.
Blacc released his major-label debut album, the Grammy nominated 'Lift Your Spirit' in 2013, inspiring audiences across the globe with his powerful fusion of soul, folk, R&B and pop. 'Lift Your Spirit' was produced mainly by DJ Khalil with contributions from Pharrell Williams, Theeron Feemster and Rock Mafia.
Blacc has collaborated with many other artists including Fashawn ("Something To Believe In"), Owl City ("Verge"), Zedd ("Candyman"), Ti sto ("Carry You Home") and his wife Maya Jupiter.
With the release of the enigmatic performers third studio album 'Native Tongue', Mojo Juju combines bold storytelling with raw honest emotions. Having cut her teeth on the Australian touring circuit it is only through experiencing her live shows that one can begin to understand the full breadth of this dynamic artist.
'This is such sweet soul from Mojo Juju, an artist who just seems to go from strength to strength' - Double J
A rapper, drummer, speaker and workshop facilitator, DOBBY proudly identifies as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, whose family is from Brewarrina on Ngemba land and is a member of the Murrawarri Repubic in Weilmoringle, NSW. Releasing his self-titled 'DOBBY' EP in late 2018, DOBBY's live show has been described as 'mind blowing', 'dynamic' and 'powerful'.
Mojo Juju, is a current recipient of the American Express Music Backers Grant Program - an initiative dedicated to supporting the Australian music industry by giving artists, venues, businesses and fans the opportunity to share in a grant program valued at $1 million.
Find out more about the American Express Music Backers Grant Program.