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April 13, 2021

Return of the African Queen

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Mullum’s lilac house the subject Change.org petition

The plight of a Mullum resident has touched the hearts and injustice buttons of people far and wide who feel that a requirement that she repaint her house a heritage colour and possibly pay a fine, not only ridiculous but also petty.

Other News

Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Local photographer finalist in National Portrait Prize

Lismore-based photographer R J Poole is one of eighty finalists from over 3,000 entries in this year's Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

Local collaboration formed to feed people rather than landfill

Feeding people at the same time as reducing food waste is the aim of a new regional food donation campaign initiated by NE Waste.

A place like home

Garth Luke, Mullumbimby Why do we always focus on adding new buildings when the conversation turns to affordable housing? Byron Shire...

Angelique Kidjo is
‘the undisputed queen of African music’, and on the eve of her return to Australia 
for Bluesfest 2015. 

Grammy-award-winning singer/songwriter Angelique Kidjo has added two Afrimawards (All Africa Music Awards) to her 20-year-long career achievements.

Winning Best Contemporary African Artiste and Best Female Artiste in West Africa saw out a triumphant 2014 for Kidjo, who released her eleventh album, Eve and an autobiography Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music, both to worldwide critical and commercial acclaim.

With joy and passion Angelique embodies the spirit of Africa. Through her music, life and exuberant commitment to advocacy she exemplifies unity, peace and diversity.

MKT_angelique-kidjo-photo-01_PRIn an expansive career marked as much by extraordinary musical achievements as passionate advocacy and philanthropy for her homeland of Africa, Angelique Kidjo has found many ways to celebrate the rich, enlightening truth about the continent’s women beyond the media spotlight.

Produced by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Fatboy Slim), Eve, named after her mother, is a joyous musical ode to the pride, beauty and strength of African women. The recording showcases Kidjo’s extraordinary musical vision.

Kidjo’s accolades include a 20-year discography, thousands of concerts around the world and multiple Grammy nominations and wins, and collaborations with the likes of Carlos Santana, Bono, John Legend, Josh Groban, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, and more.

Do not miss the chance to celebrate the culture and inimitable talent of Africa’s premier diva on 5 and 6 April at the 26th Annual Byron Bluesfest.


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