LINE UP: Grace Barbé joins fellow singers Jungles Loa and Jingki in song at Nimbin later this month.
LINE UP: Grace Barbé joins fellow singers Jungles Loa and Jingki in song at Nimbin later this month. Contributed

Black Woman Magic at Nimbin

THREE powerful female performers will unite for a festival of indigenous women's music under the banner Black Woman Magic.

Leading the line-up is Grace Barbé.

Barbé's Afro-Kreol style is a colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, reggae, pop, rock and Latin flavours.

In performance, Barbé lights up the stage with a vibrant and engaging presence that compels the audience to get up and dance.

Her voice is a remarkably powerful instrument and as a songwriter she has a rare and natural gift for rhythm and melody.

Barbé plays guitar, bass and percussion and sings in three languages - English, Kreol and French.

Also performing is Jungles Loa, who was born in Papua New Guinea and raised between PNG, Hong Kong and Australia.

A seasoned traveller, her most important language is music.

She and her band create powerful reggae soul with a Pacific heart.

Having created a lot of buzz and interest with her previous outfit Chocolate Strings, Loa is now branching out on her own with great success.

Jingki - aka Kerrianne Cox - is an Aboriginal singer from Beagle Bay in the Kimberley, Western Australia.

She has toured widely around Australia, USA and South Africa.

Jingki won a Deadly Award for Best Female Artist in 2001.

At the Phoenix Rising Cafe, next to the Nimbin Bush Theatre, on April 23, from 8pm. $25.



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