Northern rivers-based female hip-hop crew Sistagurl are gaining momentum and are set to take the Aussie hip-hop scene by storm. Sistagurl are a collective of passionate and talented young women rocking the mic and the dance floor with fresh hip-hop style. With their first EP due for release in December, they are excited about their upcoming performances at the Woodford Folk Festival and the Byron Bay Falls Festival.
With a repertoire that encompasses moving and thought-provoking lyrics, melodic vocals, tight beats and funky dance choreography, the crew also bring spice into the mix with skills across a range of dance styles including African and contemporary, circus arts from acro to aerial artistry, which means their shows are often venue specific and responsive to the environment and issues around them.
Sistagurl formed in 2012 following the Beats ’n’ Roots National Hip-Hop Summit hosted by the Creative Peoples Collective Inc in Lismore.
The crew was pulled together by sisters Nadine and Zahra Smith, who have been performing, running events and facilitating hip-hop workshops in northern NSW since 2005 and established the change-making non-profit Creative Peoples Collective Inc.
Sistagurl pools the talents of a diverse group of 12 young women from many backgrounds, ages and areas stretching across the east coast up to Kuranda in far north Queensland.
In December 2013 Sistagurl will be launching an EP in Byron and then continuing north to perform at the Woodford Folk Festival. Since coming together in 2012 the crew have performed at a range of events along the east coast.
All of the members of Sistagurl have a history of performing and developing work with the Creative Peoples Collective Inc and the Blackrobats and bring a wealth of talent and experience to the crew.
Sistagurl is about taking the talents that have been nurtured on a ground level to the world stage, and the inspiring, exciting performances are the fruit of dedication and commitment from all of the members. From raw talent to finely honed technical skills Sistagurl encompasses the true essence of hip-hop which is a love and passion for what you do and for sharing that with the world.
The group encompasses young women from a diverse range of backgrounds including Aboriginal, South African, Maori and European descent with members based across Australia. Their performances embrace their cultural differences and inspire audiences; their positive messages combine with dance and circus to present a vibrant and engaging show.