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Nattali_RizeShe changed her name to symbolise her belief in being a speaker who uses her voice for the people. 

The music she makes is a call to arms to rise up against all injustices, to ultimately unite and to create a new craft where the people have the power, not governments and not corporations.

Her name is Nattali Rize, the ever-evolving dynamic frontwoman of epic roots band Blue King Brown, the girl who started busking the streets of Byron only to find herself on the world stage.

Nattali Rize will be bringing her new project, a five-piece powerhouse Jamaican/Australian band to Mullum Music Festival, fresh off a huge international tour through USA, Europe and Japan.

Since relocating to Jamaica, Rize has taken on a whole new musical trajectory.

‘Jamaica is the home of so much music that has inspired my art and continues to inspire me daily. There is a buzz energy here that makes creating/creativity constant… there is so much happening and so many amazing artists and musicians that it’s positive just to be here surrounded by that energy, let alone writing and recording in it alongside the musical community.’

Returning ‘home’ is always heartfelt for Rize, who always feels the great love of the Byron Shire community whenever she hits the stage.

‘I’ve always had so much support from the community, whether it’s from the days of drumming on the streets, to Skin, to Blue King Brown… I’ve been greatly inspired by the musicians and community in the Shire, part of which is reflected in my music, so it is right for me to bring this new branch of my musical expression and evolution, to a place where my musical journey has grown from.’

Mullum Music Festival will be treated to the full Jamaican sound and frequency of the next generation of great musicians out of Kingston.

For more info, visit: www.mullummusicfestival.com.

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