The Cocoa Butter Club
The Cocoa Butter Club is a celebration of you! A spirited soiree celebrating performers of colour within cabaret with regular events.
The Cocoa Butter Club’s roster of queer performers of colour is one of the most sought after black books around. Wrapped in your favourite Neo-Soul, RnB, Motown, Blues and Jazz songs, discover Burlesque, Sideshow, Spoken Word, Live Music, Voguing and more; as The Cocoa Butter Club proudly provides a platform for performers of colour to exhibit culturally expressive work for us to revel in!
Our mission? To moisturise a thirsty club scene with representations of The Other in everything from neo-burlesque to poetry, live music and voguing. Call it a creative clap-back! The Cocoa Butter Club gives a voice to The Other. We exist to promote the fact that performers of colour are creating and in a multitude of mediums, and whilst our cabaret may not always look the same, please consider how artists draw on their past, present and futures and create work which reflects this.
With initiatives such as Networking Hour (post show), we hope to remove the notion that performers of colour do not exist/ are not creating/ are not applying for Cabarets and instead hold a mirror to productions, asking if they encourage performers of colour and the messages their art carries.