Posts tagged Sampa The Great
Writer Sosefina Fuamoli: "We are in a media climate that has kowtowed too easily to a shorter attention span for meaningless content that is discarded as quickly as it is made."

With cracking advice, and a demonstration of her love of music and the business, this interview is sure to fill you with hope that the music industry is in good hands because of people like Sosefina Fuamoli.

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Sydney's Barangaroo has set the stage for some incredible women in music at a new festival by sunset

You can expect to hear from Sampa the Great, Wallace, GL, Caiti Baker, Pirra, Mama Kin Spender and the Inner West Voices, Tesse, Tigertown, Tia Gostelow, Thelma Plum, The Morrisons, Okenyo, FlexMami, Saskwatch and Emily Wurramara – and it’s all free!

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Updated: Interview with Vivid Ideas performer ILUKA: The moment I cease to travel is when I have lost my sense of curiosity and wonder for the world

Today, we wanted to re-run our interview with retro singer/songwriter Iluka who will be flying in between her support slot for Killing Heidi just to sing for us at Vivid Ideas! We look forward to hosting you at our first event Pathway to Platform. In the meantime, enjoy this interview from February this year. 

Nikki Thorburn's voice was made to tell stories. The Sydney-based artist - strike that, Sydney-based-"ish" more on that later - is better known under her musical moniker ILUKA whose voice consistently compels you to listen. Now, she has released two new singles from her upcoming EP Blue My Soul which is due out 17 February, and they are bangers. If these two songs, Blue My Soul and Blue Jean Baby, are anything to go by, the rest of the album will continue to cement her place as an Australian artist we should all be proud of. ILUKA took the time to chat with Music Love all about her new album and tour, being a spiritual person and how she will never cease to travel the world.

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Meet Mari, Marisa and Jen: presenters and producers of an exciting radio show called Pink Noise

In 2016, three Sydney-based women - Marisa Marsionis, Jen Finnley and Mari Stuart -  came together and created Pink Noise, a fortnightly show that airs on Bondi Beach radio, and streams on their website. It's been one year since the first show that plays only plays music produced and performed by women as well as non-binary artists and DJs, in an effort to counter years of male only line ups in spaces that play electronic music. The first year has been a success, and in celebration Marisa, Jen and Mari have released the first of, what will be, many mixtapes. The Pink Noise Mixtape Vol. 1 is available as a free download via Bandcamp, and features twelve artists including Wallace and Mei Saraswati. Also, during Vivid Sydney this year, a special free event will be held at Cake Wines Cellar Door with live performances by BUOY, Jaala, GC O’Connor and more. Marisa, Jen and Mari gave Music Love this interview where they discuss their radio show and mixtape, their favourite Australian women in music, as well as some thoughts on whether or not men and women are biologically wired to hear differently.

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Meet songstress and visual artist Missy Gilbert from Ginger and the Ghost: "The secrets lie in my Pinterest boards!"

There is a growing appetite for mixing original music with impacting imagery on stages and screens among an increasing number of artists in Australia. Music Love will strive to feature more visual artist/songstress hybrids (hit us up, people, also a playlist is coming!), and it is with this sentiment in mind that it is only right to highlight the works conceived by Missy Gilbert and Daniel Bourne from avant garde duo Ginger and the Ghost. When it comes to costumes and stage shows, make-up and storytelling, Ginger and the Ghost have got it down pat. "Transforming imagination into song" is the catch cry of the pair who have used body percussion and bicycle wheels in order to achieve a rich soundscape subservient to the tales they wish to tell since their formation in 2012. With popular songs like Where Wolf and One Type of Dark featuring the vibrating feminine and emotive tones of Missy's voice, Ginger and the Ghost have a brand new song out this week, the powerful anthem Glow. Missy chatted with Music Love about her art, her inspiration, her work as a costume designer and installation artist, and the last thing she saw that blew her imagination away.

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About the night before last. The powerful moment at the Her Sound Her Story launch

I travelled down to Melbourne on Wednesday night to witness the launch of the Her Sound Her Story exhibition which celebrates decades of Australian women in music. It would have been no easy or quick task to pull everything together in order to eloquently showcase the diverse and long-lasting talent that exists within the roster of Australian women in music. The exhibition and accompanying documentary,  which will be shown tomorrow from midday, was two years in the planning. By Julie Kerr

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