The hottest ticket out of Australia makes its Vancouver debut. Headlining The Cultch’s Femme January — a whole month of Cultch programming celebrating the power of the female voice —Hot Brown Honey turns tradition on its head, packing a potent punch of Hip Hop politics, dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song.
With a truly eclectic crew— from Aboriginal Australian, Maori, Samoan, Tongan, Indonesian and South African backgrounds — Hot Brown Honey makes taking down the master’s house with the master’s tools look easy. Teaming up with the infamous Briefs Factory and featuring a host of powerful and talented women, The Honeys: Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers, Lisa Fa’alafi, Ofa Fotu, Hope ‘Hope One’ Haami, Elena Wangurra, and Crystal Stacey are dead set on calling out the patriarchy. These sexy, sassy, stylish six women boldly shatter preconceptions in an explosion of colour, culture, and controversy. Equal parts theatrical spectacular and social activism —Hot Brown Honey goes above and beyond all expectations as it pushes boundaries and defies labels.
We really do believe ‘You cannot be what you cannot see’, so we are just doing it; we are putting more brown faces on stage and in the process shining a light on all the talented Hot Brown Honeys…Because let’s be honest, there are plenty of women out there they just need to see the pathways where they too can shine — Lisa Fa’alafi, Co-creator