Little Wominjeka Music Program
Culture, Power, Resilience
Come witness the power of people to survive, overcome adversity and to maintain culture through sheer resilience with the country’s favourite rising Aboriginal and Torres Strait voices at this year’s Little Wominjeka music program.
WHEN: Sunday 27 May, 12pm – 5pm
VENUE: FCAC Lawn (outside Happy River Café)
LITTLE WOMINJEKA LINE UP:
Allara Briggs Pattison
Equipped with a loop station, double bass and bright spirit, Allara is ready to debut her solo sounds at the Wominjeka Festival. She pulls across strings to resonate dark frequencies, forming orchestral harmonies mixed with electronic beats.
Inspired by hip hop, neo-soul and blues, Allara takes audiences on a journey encouraging reflections on passion, responsibility and identity.
Robert K Champion
Robert K Champion moves audiences with his haunting guitar and compelling stories of life, love and loss from across the Australian landscape.
A Gubrun, Kokatha and Mirning man, now living and making music in Melbourne, Robert’s original compositions are a combination of country ballads and melodic songs.
Maylene Slater-Burns is an Aboriginal singer-songwriter, activist and community worker. She writes to inspire conversations about identity and vulnerability. Her soft ballads are haunting, uplifting and thought provoking.
As a young Aboriginal woman, Maylene shows courage in her willingness to speak up about issues that are directly affecting her community. Many topics are mentioned in her performances but the main theme is love.
Brett’s laidback and organic approach to music, paired with the natural and earthy tone of his voice, entices you into the depths of his stories.
His sound comes from lazy days filled with listening to folk and acoustic surf tunes with hints of country hidden between the lines. His writing is honest and personal, set against a sound scape that goes from sunny and toe tapping to a rainy sadness felt by a lonely lover on a Sunday.
The spiritual insight Lady Lash brings to her music is that of a strong Kokatha/Greek Woman from the West Coast of South Australia. A soulful lyricist, Lady Lash has spent many years hustling her skilful flow for audiences.
Her positive jazz melodies infused with sultry rhymes bring an essence of modern street poetry. Lady Lash has come into her own as a microphone fiend and loves to capture hearts with powerful visions and vocals that push boundaries in profound ways.
Elaine Crombie is a proud Pitanjtatjarra/Yunkantjatjarra/Warrigmai woman who grew up on Nukunu Country.
Elaine is an actor, singer, songwriter and writer with a career that spans over 20 years.
Presented as part of Wominjeka Festival 2018 and FCAC’s Indigenous Cultural Program.
1- Lady Lash.