Posts tagged indigenous
Caiti Baker is one of of Australia's leading ladies of soul, but her journey has been marked with overcoming big struggles. She gets up close and personal in this must read interview.

When Caiti Baker opens up her mouth to sing, you are assaulted with soul, heart and brutal honesty. While she is a typical blues and soul artist influenced by Aretha, Etta and such, her music is not just a nod or tribute to the great sisters of roots and blues, rather Caiti herself has battled and overcome many struggles. Couple powerful stories of living with and through chronic fatigue, bipolar disorder and a time of separation from her dad - a formidable blues musician himself - with a musical sensibility and sophistication, and Caiti Baker has the je ne sais quoi to match the greats.

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Casey Donovan says: "The one thing I wanted to do with this new EP was remove my face. Remove the 'celebrity', and focus on the music." Our interview with one of Australia's most diverse performers

The balance between Showbiz Queen and Vulnerable Artist is a fine line to walk but one that Casey Donovan does very well. She took some time to chat with Music Love's Julie Kerr all about the tension between being an entertainer and introspective music maker. Her new EP with a tour to follow is out this Friday. 

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Why you need to know who Jess Beck is.

Jess Beck has been working hard forging a music career and slowly and deservedly, her star is rising. She moved to Sydney from her family's sheep farm near Mt Gambier in South Australia a few years back and formed her band Pirra. She is the recipient of an APRA/AMCOS Professional Development monetary award and you need to meet her.

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Kristal West releases a brand new song on Mabo Day, for her grandfather Eddie Mabo: "I felt a strong desire to find my ‘real’ voice, rooted in family, history and culture."

We first Kristal West in 2014 when she sang a rendition of Justin Bieber's As Long As You Love Me with her singing partner Zac Fielding as part of their duo ZK. Their voices and soul compelled will.i.am to turn his chair and coach ZK through to the finals. One of the stand out performance of the season was a heartfelt outpouring to Aboriginal people everywhere, where the magical duo sang John Lennon's Imagine against a stunning backdrop of traditional indigenous dancers and musicians.Three years later, Kristal has decided to embark upon a recording of a group of songs to celebrate the life of her grandfather Eddie Mabo in the 25th anniversary of the High Court native ruling. Kristal is a Murray Murray Island woman and refers to her grandfather as Ata. As such, the EP set for release later this year is called Remembering Ata.

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Is there a bigger champion of Australian women in music than Vicki Gordon? Meet Music Love's first panellist for Vivid Ideas: Pathway to Platform event

Vicki is a panelist for our Vivid Ideas: Pathway to Platform event and at Music Love, we wanted to introduce her to our readers before the event. She kindly took the time our of her busy schedule to answer some questions with some powerfully wise words. Make sure you don't miss her in person at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on June 10, 2017 at 9a

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