RISE AND SHINE MOTHERLOVERS! WE ARE BACK!
At the forefront of everything we do we give our Love and Respect to the First Nations People of this land and we acknowledge the long history of storytelling. Sovereignty Never Ceded.
So here we are in the ‘New Normal’. It has been a wild ride to say the least. In pre-Covid times, Hot Brown Honey took the world by storm. Coming straight out of stolen land Australia, we made serious noise worldwide. The past two years has been a time of uncertainty. A time of great Change. A time to Process. A time for Action. A time for Justice. A time to Mobilise. A time where Radical Fierce Love is the core of every decision we make, no matter how big or small.
And finally Hot Brown Honey are back – and more so than ever we are embodying the change we want to be.
This is How We Do It. In an act of Radical Fierce Love, we at Hot Brown Honey lay it on the table. We invite you into our world where we stand centre stage shining brightly for all to see. Too often we are portrayed as the savage, the maid, the victim, the perpetrator, but we defy these labels. We ask you to celebrate with us. Celebrate all that we are.
Our Truth. Our Courage. Our Complexities. Our Resistance.
Join us as we take back our stories and explode the stereotypes that follow us. Together let us laugh at them, dismantle them and re-write them with open arms and middle finger raised.The Arts has the capacity to shift culture. We live in a culture that needs change urgently. Not tomorrow. Right Here. Right Now. We stand in the Creative Revolution.
Calling out to the Game Changers Myth Slayers Poets, Movers Music Makers Ground Breakers Truth Sayers Shake em up Women Queens, Queers and Risk Takers We are the Change Creators.
THIS IS OUR WORLD AND IT’S TIME TO SHINE.
We are the Latest Models of our Ancestry. Our Stories. Our Voices. Our Bodies. We will not apologise for who we are.
And to our Allies and Accomplices - the moment is now! #LetsBurnItDown
HOT BROWN HONEY - THE REMIX
2023 - STAY TUNED
23 SEPT – 08 OCT 2022 | YORK THEATRE | THE CULTCH | VANCOUVER
Unceded Territories of Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations
12 - 15 OCT 2022 | BABS ASPER THEATRE | NAC INDIGENOUS | OTTAWA
Unceded territories of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation
Sovereignty Never Ceded. Always Was Always Will Be Aboriginal Land.
MEET THE HONEYS
The Honeys are all super talented, multidimensional artists who trailblaze as independents as well as sharing time and space with Hot Brown Honey. Follow and support these incredible artists!
BUSTY BEATZ AKA THE QUEEN BEE
Creator | Writer | Music Director | Composer | Sound Designer
Definition: So Boss. Vessel for The Word of The Mother. Divine Feminine Power. Hip Hop Wrath. Filled with Joyous Rage. Protector of the Hive. Nurturer. See Matriarchy. Fights The Power.
In the words of Busty Beatz:
“Fighting The Power Never Tasted So Sweet"
LISA FA’ALAFI AKA THE GAME CHANGER
Creator | Writer | Director | Designer | Choreographer
Definition: Innovator of an event, idea, or procedure that significantly alters the current way of doing or thinking. Shake’Em Up Woman. Defies the Norm. Shifts the Paradigm. Rocks The Boat.
In the words of Dr Angela Davis:
“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”
MATEHAERE HOPE HAAMI AKA HOPE ONE
Beatboxer | Poet | Music Maker | HBH Senior Collaborator
Definition: Embodies the two-spirit. Takatāpui. Brings light to darkness. Seeks truth, Speaks truth. Breathes Hope to inspire change. Connector. Collaborator. Defies gender binaries.
In the words of bell hooks -
"The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom.”
GHENOA GELA AKA THE GROUND BREAKER
Multi-Arts Navigator | Multi-Dimensional Storyteller | HBH Senior Collaborator
Definition: Originator or pioneer that leads to/makes possible further growth. Devours Space. Risk Taker. The Fierce Awakens.
In The Words Of Nina Simone:
“An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times”
MAYU MUTO AKA THE GRAVITY DEFIER
(Aerialist | Circus | HBH Ensemble)
Definition: One that defies convention, refuses to obey, grounded in tradition and elevated by the fantastic. Strength of body and mind beyond boundaries, generating joy as they reach for the sky.
In the Words of Yuri Kochiyama:
“The most powerful weapon for we women of colour is truth. Go out and tell truth, everywhere.”
ALINTA MCGRADY AKA BADASS MOTHER
Singer | Songwriter | Dancer | HBH Ensemble
Definition: Embodying values of justice, courage, compassion and integrity, one who has the responsibility of
physical and emotional care of the next generation. Land connected, Fiercely protective, The Hardest job on earth.
In the Words of Hot Brown Honey:
“The Revolution Cannot Happen Without Childcare.”
LILIKOI KAOS AKA THE WAVE MAKER
Circus | Comedy | HBH Ensemble
Definition: Oceanic innovator, navigating the way for those to follow. Flirting with risk, shaking up the system and braving the unknown. Washing away colonised thought, change through Kaos.
In The Words of Haunani Kay Trask:
“I break the ideology of happy natives and that makes me dangerous.”
WELCOME TO THE HIVE
DECOLONISE AND MOISTURISE
"The Hot Brown Honeys are fierce and with the music booming and a middle finger raised, they are here to make noise and to re-educate the patriarchal, colonial masses" The Pantograph Punch
Rise and Shine Motherlovers! Hot Brown Honey are back with THE REMIX - Fierce! Femme! Global First Nations! Everything you love about the smash hit show, with extra sweet treats of radical fierce love and joyous rage - Centrestage. Steeped in the Word of The Mother and packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey is an extraordinary production that spins tradition on its head, going above and beyond to challenge boundaries and embrace resilience. Equal parts theatrical masterpiece & social activism, a stellar posse of phenomenal World First Nations women smash stereotypes in an unapologetic celebration of our similarities & differences. So get ready to laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed, dance in the aisles and shake every part of what your mama gave you. It’s time to be the change we want to see.
MAKE WAY FOR THE MATRIARCHY
"Hot Brown Honey is more than a show, it’s a movement...The future of feminism is Hot Brown Honey and it is delicious."
HOT BROWN HONEY | THE REMIX
Written by Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and Lisa Fa’alafi
DIRECTED BY LISA FA’ALAFI
MUSIC DIRECTION BY BUSTY BEATZ
TECHNICAL DIRECTION/LIGHTING DESIGN BY PAUL LIM
PRODUCED BY QUIET RIOT Executive Producer Linda Catalano In partnership with Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and Lisa Fa’alafi
STARRING: Lisa Fa’alafi aka The Game Changer | Hope Haami aka Hope One The Beatboxer | Ghenoa Gela aka The Ground Breaker | Alinta McGrady aka The Badass Mother | Lilikoi Kaos aka The Wave Maker | Mayu Muto aka The Gravity Defier | Busty Beatz aka The Queen Bee
FEATURING THE VOICES OF: Aunty Nancy Bamaga as The Hive Mother | Rhianna Patrick “The Privilege Test” | Matriarch Kim Kaos“Aloha Oiii"
FIRST NATIONS FIERCENESS
“It's phenomenal, sexy, foot stomping fun & radical consciousness-raising all at the same time" The Scotsman
ORIGINAL COMPOSITION | SOUND DESIGN Busty Beatz
ADDITIONAL COMPOSITION “The Fierce Awakens” by Hope Haami
“Praise to The Mother/Aunties” by Victoria Falconer
“Badass Mutha” by Alinta McGrady. Music by Jhindu-Pedro Lawrie and Luke Daniel Peacock. Produced by Marly Luske
Recorded at Alchemix studio as apart of ‘Blakbeats’ QPAC 2019
CHOREOGRAPHY Lisa Fa'alafi with Cast
ADDITIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY “The Privilege Test” by Samantha Williams and “Pussay Tactics” by Mariah Pelesa
PRODUCTION DESIGN Lisa Fa’alafi, Paul Lim, Tristan Shelley
SET DESIGN Tristan Shelly
COSTUME DESIGN Lisa Fa’alafi and Colleen Sutherland
COSTUME CONSTRUCTION Lisa Fa’alafi, Colleen Sutherland, Millie Adams, Leah Shelton, Jim Ioannides TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT ADDITIVE
PRODUCTION MANAGER Richard Gorr
COMPANY MANAGER Colleen Sutherland
PUBLICITY BEEHIVE PR
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Amarachi Okokrom
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Liberty Gilbert
RADICAL FIERCE LOVE
"This is both a call to arms and a declaration of a new era of activism. Hot Brown Honey sounds, looks & feels like the revolution we so urgently need" NYU Review
Based on the original concept and script "Hot Brown Honey Burlesque" created by Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers, Lisa Fa’alafi and Candice Bowers. Thank you to all the Honeys that contributed to the journey -
Juanita Duncan aka The Truth Sayer | Ofa Fotu aka The Myth Slayer | Crystal Stacey aka The Peace Maker | Elena Wangurra aka The Soul Soother | Cody Raymond aka The Shapeshifter | Kalala Sione aka The Love Liberator | Seini Taumoepeau | Heru Pinkosova | Sammie Williams | China Woo Allcock | Merlynn Tong | Ben Graetz | Alexis West
THE REVOLUTION CANNOT HAPPEN WITHOUT CHILDCARE!
HBH CULTURAL AWARENENSS MERCH
At Hot Brown Honey we believe parents and in particular mothers stories are often absent from our industry due to the overwhelming demands on them mentally, emotionally and of course financially. We want to make space where mothers can be included and until our industry comes to the table we get creative. All profits from our HBH Merch goes directly to helping the mothers in our team tour with their children. We try to provide an environment that includes children, provides financial assistance and supports their mother’s to shine bright centrestage. This is how we do it! Big venues, festivals, companies yes we talking to you - it’s not impossible you just have to make it a priority. So turn up to our shows or online for some killa Merch!
MERCH AVAILABLE ONLINE: T-SHIRTS
Limited Edition Merch only available at our shows
Small earrings | Large earrings | Decolonise and Moisturise Lip Balm plus badge of your choice
BADGES 4 Pack: Make way for the Matriarchy | Don’t Touch my Hair The Revolution Cannot Happen Without Childcare | Decolonise and Moisturise