Picture: Scorching Brown Honey. (Courtesy of Australian Ladies in Music Awards)
The Australian Ladies in Music Awards (AWMA) will host the inaugural First Nations Ladies’s Hip Hop Showcase ,’Love For My Sisters’.
The occasion can be curated by Cairns-based First Nations hip hip artist and MC Dizzy Doolan, aka Charmaine Armstrong.
Doolan can even act as MC for this 12 months’s awards ceremony alongside Yumi Stynes.
The awards will, for the primary time, be broadcast on ABC TV.
The occasion identify, Love For My Sisters, was impressed by the one of the identical identify written by Crystal Mastrosavas (Woman Lash) and Gladys Namokoyi (Kween G), who will each carry out on the showcase.
Doolan additionally invited her First Nations sisters RedBelly, Scorching Brown Honey, Kaylah Fact and Shakaya to hitch the line-up for Love For My Sisters.
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The occasion will happen on Might 17 at The Tivoli in Brisbane.
AWMA mentioned it will likely be an electrifying night exploring deep storytelling by music. It’ll function neo-soul, RnB, rap, hip hip and home, with politics, identification and shared experiences all exploding on the stage.
Doolan mentioned she’s tremendous excited to witness the extraordinarily fierce females grace the stage.
“Each act can be delivering a novel, unforgettable efficiency. It’s been an honour to curate the artists for this occasion and I’m sure every artist will convey the fireplace, so prepare for an explosive night,” she mentioned.
She additionally famous the significance and potential energy of supporting the Love For My Sisters showcase.
“It’s vital that you simply come and present your help to those women who’ve been within the trade for a very long time and are revered artists in their very own proper. This occasion is significant for First Nations feminine artists who’re robust highly effective girls who’ve been working so laborious for thus lengthy. These girls are uncooked and actual so be sure you don’t miss out on the magic that can unfold at Whats Golden on the Tivoli Theatre.
“We’re trying ahead to sharing our music with everybody on this very big day,” she mentioned.
Vick Gordon, the AWMA’s govt producer and program director, created the occasion to focus on the organisation’s ongoing dedication to showcasing the distinctive expertise of Australian First Nations feminine artists, musicians and DJs.
“Dizzy was certainly one of our regional individuals in 2019 and it’s thrilling to be working along with her in a curatorial function this 12 months. She is an unbelievable expertise and, like all the artists on this 12 months’s showcase, Doolan has pioneered the best way for ladies within the Australian hip hip scene,” Gordon mentioned.
Doolan mentioned the expertise of curating the occasion had given her much more confidence.
“I hope that girls usually will not be invisible and are right here to be seen and heard in order that the subsequent technology of ladies can flourish,” she mentioned. “I’ve felt so empowered to play so many particular roles on this 12 months’s AWMAs and I’m actually honoured and so grateful to have been given the chance to curate the First Nations Hip Hop Showcase 2022, to be part of historical past in that approach is subsequent stage.”
Doolan has carried out with worldwide acts together with Fatman Scoop, Omarion, Kevin Lyttle and Mya, plus native legends like Troy Cassar-Daley.
It’s nearer to residence, nevertheless, that she attracts her inspiration, channelling her Aunty Syvanna Doolan, a blues and jazz singer-songwriter who was one of many first Aboriginal girls to be recognised for her music within the Nineteen Sixties.
“Aunty ‘Sibby’ was by no means acknowledged the best way that she deserved to be, so along with her spirit guiding me, I do know she can be so proud. I owe credit score to my ancestors and people matriarchs who fought so laborious to pave a approach for us mob to have equality and identical alternatives.
“With out AWMA, artists like myself would nonetheless really feel invisible on this trade.”
Tickets for the showcase are available here and embrace the prospect to hitch an after-show operate with the chance to community with artist and music trade practitioners.
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