kandere is the freshly-formed music duo of artists, Lakyn Tarai and Wahe Kavara. Fusing contemporary hip-hop, RnB, electronic, and gothic/dark synth influences, this Melbourne-based act has constructed in their own fashion a unique musical style deeply rooted in queerness and shared Melanesian ancestry (Fiji and Papa New Guinea). With Lakyn’s driving vocals & rapping structured around Wahe’s sharp, self-produced compositions, together they create a dynamic and soulful sound. Having performed alongside Simona Kapitolina , Geryon, Miles Brown, Brooke Powers and HABITS, kandere are set to release their debut EP in 2017.
[Original image by Atong Atem]