Ask Nattali Rize where she comes from: she’ll tell you ‘All Directions’. In line with her philosophy, she claims not to belong to any nation-state but to the ever-evolving community of conscious thinkers and creators anywhere and everywhere. Of mixed global heritage, with dominant Native American and Samoan roots, Nattali Rize has been known around the world for her work fronting epic roots band Blue King Brown as well as for her unwavering commitment to using her voice and music for the global struggle toward the realisation of full freedom and the movement of truth and justice over the systematic exploitation of the people and our planet. The ever-evolving and dynamic frontwoman now leads out fresh as a solo artist, with a heavy reggae influence; she describes her universal sound as world beat, lyrical, new era.
Nattali is known for her high-energy, thought-provoking and uplifting live performances, whether fronting her electric band, performing solo, unplugged, or a capella. Her new Jamaican / international band is a global mash-up of raw energy and vibe that has been rocking stages since they burst onto the scene in 2015. An exciting evolution of this multi-dimensional ‘heartist’!
Nattali Rize headlines Island Vibe at North Stradbroke this weekend, Friday till Sunday. For tickets and program information go to www.islandvibe.com.au.
Don’t Miss Amber & Stukulele’s British Invasion Uke Night.
The mid-60s era English bands and singers who took the world by storm – Jerry and The Pacemakers, Herman’s Hermits, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, The Who, Yardbirds, Zombies, Small Faces, Beatles, Stones, and more. Special guests Belle Hendrik and John Hill, as well as Johno Hillman, will be helping lead the charge. Dress up in your best mod outfit to get into the spirit.
The songbook is available by joining the mailing list at www.ukemullum.com. Entry: Adults $10, kids under 15 $2.50
Thursday from 6.30pm at Club Mullum in The Ex-Services.
Toni Childs rebuilds Nepal
Eighteen months on from the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, which claimed nearly 9000 lives and left 3.5 million homeless, efforts to repair the physical and emotional damage continue. Perhaps best known for its smiling Sherpas and mountaineering, Nepal is actually the poorest country in southern Asia, with one in four young children in the workforce and an average lifespan of only 54 years. And that was before the 2015 earthquakes. Thousands are still homeless, schools are yet to be rebuilt, and many remote villages are cut off because roads have not been repaired.
The Crystal Castle is playing host to a very special evening around the World Peace Stupa with a diverse lineup of world-class talent headed by Emmy-winning singer/songwriter Toni Childs.
Her raw and powerful hits such as Don’t walk away, I’ve got to go now, Stop your fussin’, and her remake of Jimmy Cliff’s classic Many Rivers to Cross have kept her at the top of the global charts since 1988.
Also gracing the Stupa Stage are Sacred Earth, Australia’s top-selling artists in the ambient-music genre, whose spellbinding sounds have led to sales of more than a quarter of a million albums.
Join MC Nyck Jeans as he welcomes Grammy-nominated Dave Stringer, whose blend of Indian mysticism, groove-oriented gospel and Appalachian harmonies have made him a favourite on the global music circuit. And armed with just a microphone, Australia’s beat box extraordinaire Tom Thum will liven things up. One of the most special gifts of the evening is sure to be the performance by Tasmanian Celtic folk group Keystone Angel.
Saturday, World Peace Stupa, Crystal Castle, Mullumbimby.
Tickets $65.30 throughoztix.com.au. Gates open 3pm, concludes 9pm.
There is absolutely no parking at the Crystal Castle for this event.
Guests will be transported by free shuttle from the Mullumbimby High School, 9 Jubilee Avenue.
This is an alcohol-free event. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please bring rugs to sit on.
Singer/songwriter and storyteller Cass Curran launches her debut album Travellin’ Home this Sunday evening at the Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall.
Joined by a superb lineup of local talent, Cass will share songs from the album – with a strong country flavour – and mix them up with some old favourites in different styles ranging through jazz and swing to soul and funk. Travellin’ Home weaves a tale of love, loss and recovery, revealing relationship mysteries and providing hope for all who have suffered for love. Profits from the evening will go to the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre.
Israeli superstar David Broza has been considered one of the most dynamic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world. His charismatic and energetic performances have brought to worldwide audiences a fusion of three different countries in which he was raised: Israel, Spain, and England, filling concert halls with famous guitar playing, ranging from flamenco-flavored rhythmic and percussive techniques to whirlwind finger-picking and a signature rock’n’roll sound.
More than a singer/songwriter, David Broza is also well known for his commitment and dedication to several humanitarian causes, predominantly, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Beginning in 1977, Broza has been working to bring the message of peace to the masses by joining peace movements, and singing what has become the anthem of the peace process, his hit song Yihye Tov. Since that time, Broza has released more than 30 albums in Hebrew, English and Spanish, many of which have become gold and platinum albums. He returns to Australia for his East West Tour with a film East Jerusalem West Jerusalem produced with Steve Earl and Palestinian and Israeli musicians and screening preceding the concert at the Byron Community Centre Sunday 20 November.
Film is 5.30pm with live concert at 7.30pm. David will speak after the film.
People can buy tickets to each event (sold separately) from www.byroncentre.com.au.
Sounds Good at Mullumbimby Golf Club
The dance party crew got together with a mutual love of house music and disco and holding underground events for those that love to get down and have fun. The core DJs are Al Royale, Mr Ha! Yes! and Lippo all who have many years experience as professional DJs. Al has released deep house and DJed since the early 90s in the UK, US and Australia, Ha!Yes! is a versatile DJ combining House, Bass, Funk and whatever fits the vibe and has also played globally and Lippo was a huge presence on the Sydney scene since the 90’s hosting successful parties and residencies for many years. The guests for the night are Anton Leaf, another local DJ who plays deep house and techno and keeps it funky and locked in with Special guests from Sydney, Nathan McLay, head honcho of Australia’s finest label, Future Classic and DJ Somatik a well know and experienced DJ from the Sydney scene. All these guys are gonna kill it on Saturday and know how to rock a party and create a positive vibe so don’t miss this. Sounds Good are using their own Funktion One sound system so the sound will be guaranteed to be crystal clear and fat. Entry is now $20+bf for pre-paid and $25 limited tickets on the door. Tickets from Eventbrite.com.au search Sounds Good Underground Dance Party. Mullumbimby Golf Club.