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.