|March 3, 2017|
|60 Hearn Rd, Mt. Martha, VIC|
|Music and Performance|
|8.45- 9:30pm||WOLF ARROW RAIN|
Labyrinth Night Walk
Come walk meditatively along a candlelit labyrinth framed by flowers, sand and natures gifts. Set your intention whilst being accompanied by live melodic music by the above performers on Saturday night at the Ritual Space.
The Hub 6:00pm – 11:30pm
|6:00- 6:45pm||Welcome to Country|
|7.00-7.15pm||‘WELCOME’ by Festival Founder|
|7.15- 7.30pm||ASE ORISA|
|8.35-8.50pm||NIKI SHI’S SUITCASE SHOW|
|11:00-11.30pm||THIS IS BURLESQUE: RISE GODDESS|
THE HUB – (6.00pm – 11:55pm)
|6:00- 6:15pm||ENTWINED BELLYDANCE|
|8.50-9.05pm||INTUITIVE MOVEMENT SAMBA|
|9.15-10.00 pm||CANDY ROYALLE|
|10.00-11:00 pm||BURN CITY QUEENZ|
MOTHER TONGUE SHOWCASE
Enjoy an evening of spoken word including an open mic at the Train Station Cafe.
Register on the night.
Saturday night 7-9pm
THURSDAY NIGHT – CHAI TENT ( 6pm- 10pm)
FRIDAY – CHAI TENT ( 10am- 6pm)
|10am-10.45am||Buffalo and Bear : Medicine Sisters|
|11.00-11.30am||Phoebe like the Moon|
|2.30-3.00pm||Justine Sless – Comedian|
SATURDAY – CHAI TENT ( 10am- 6pm)
|11.00-11.45am||Jaya Penelope and Lucy Ridsdale|
SUNDAY – CHAI TENT ( 10am-4:45pm)
|11.00-11.45||Cathy and Amela|
|12.00-12.45pm||Phoebe like the Moon|
Ebó (ritualistic offering), contemporary worship dance and Oriki (song in Yoruba) for the goddess of sweet water, sensuality & fertility – “Osún”. Well received at RMIT Storey Hall. Accompanying this performance is Fabiana Grimaldi who will dance Oyá (Lansá) goddess of storms and feminine strength and courage.
The Bouquet Babes are a roving performance like no other. In handmade costumes adorned in flowers, the babes that hand out vegetable seeds for you to take home and start a garden of your own. The Babes ethos is to encourage people to help themselves, others and the environment grow bigger and stronger.
Burn City Queenz
Burncity Queenz are Melbourne’s first official Dancehall Dance crew, representing straight up Dancehall and Afro Beats in Burn City, Australia.
Buffalo & Bear: Medicine SIsters
Lydia ‘Hikari’ Marolda and Clare ‘Sentience’ McCulloch join forces to perform original and popular shamanic medicine songs from around the world inspired by Mother Earth, Great Spirit, the elements, the animals, the rivers and oceans, the mountains, truth and love.
Candy Royalle is one of Australia’s most prominent performing writers. She is a multi-award winning storyteller, activist, educator and vulnerability advocate who shares confronting, political, human and heart wrenching narratives to audiences all over Australia and the world.
Cathy & Amela
Cathy & Amela, both accomplished musicians in their own right, come together to perform at Seven Sisters Festival. The performance comprises of acoustic, melodic heartfelt songs by Melbourne based singer/songwriter, Cathy, combined with the talents of Bosnian gypsy vocalist & percussionist, Amela.
Chanting the name of the divine is elixir for your soul. The resonance of the chant, the music and mantra wash away fatigue, worry and pain. Join Chantananda and immerse yourself in the sweet melodies and sounds of kirtan, devotional singing. Let’s chant!
Singer, Songwriter and Sound Healer – Clare Sentience has been offering up her prayerful, intentional songs and Sound Healing Journeys to the world since 2010, prior to which she sang in many bands and groups in Australia and Europe. She will be singing Songs of the Soul from her debut psychedelic ambient album “Soul Transmissions.”
Danica Lani debuts a fresh electro pop style that will make you want to move your body. A dancer and professional fun starter, she invites you to experience the fullest expression of being alive during this calibration of bodies and sound. This is not a stage and an audience; this is a movement.
Eclectica Performance Art
Allow yourself yourself to surrender to the divine feminine delight, through a stage show that will act as a gateway of inspiration, empowerment and heart activation. A contemporary dance piece that regresses and expresses the days of the ancient temple dancers.
E L Y S I A
E L Y S I A (el-iss-ee-ah) is influenced by blues, country and alternative pop with poetic lyrics weaving tales of life imploding into a thousand pieces, and the following process of reassembling it. Her performances are a mix of vocal sound-healing improvisations and alternative pop tracks from her upcoming EP, which call upon her decade-long experience in politics, women’s empowerment and mental health.
Emerging from Melbourne’s musical underground to immerse audiences with her intuitive story telling and lyrical landscapes, EMI is of the new folk fray. Having shared stages with the likes of Nai Palm, Texture Like Sun, Zol Balint and The Twoks, EMI delivers a humbly understated offering of soul.
Entwined Bellydance is the creative project of accomplished tribal fusion dancer Laura Entwined. Laura has been performing since 2006 and teaches classes weekly. Laura is joined by members of her troupe of local emerging dancers to showcase the unique fusion of Entwined tribal bellydance style.
A freestyle rapper with written content spanning social commentary and poetry, Fenella has been rapping since the early noughties as “Feline”. Now embracing her birth name and exploring singing as well as rap, Fenella is set to let her soul shine!
Charlotte Roberts is a chanteuse, vulnerable and wild, she takes you on a journey from the ridiculous to the sublime- exploring emerging vocal improvisations and songs for strength, freedom and healing.
Intuitive Movement Samba Team
Intuitive Movement Samba Performance Team includes women from all walks of life who come together to share in their joy, passion and love of Brazilian Samba dance. The group is directed, choreographed and inspired by Olivia Ceree Villani, the founder of Intuitive Movement Kinesiology & Dance.
Jaya Penelope and Lucy Ridsdale
Join Storyteller/Poet Jaya Penelope and Sonic Pilgrim Lucy Ridsdale on a journey to the heart of the feminine, as they weave together stories, poetry and song from sacred women’s traditions around the world.
Justine Sless -comedian
Justine Sless presents Bench Press – the new feminist publishing house. Come for a rolling pin ride through first wave, second wave right through to 21st Century microwave feminism. It’s polemic, erudite and always set to defrost.
Award winning singer/songwriter Kayla Dwyer is a natural story-teller. Her honest and forthright lyrics motivate us to reflect on our lives and the state of our world. Humorous and profound, Kayla’s raw country/folk vibrations mixed with her sassy, rich vocal tones will leave you wanting more!
KAISHA are a Middle-Eastern influenced acoustic-rock band from the hills of Melbourne. An all-female trio with mixed Armenian-Australian heritage, KAISHA are an exceptional union of progressive, shamanic sound-scapes, intense acoustic rock and a fearless lyrical sensitivity.
Ladi Abundance is a Northern Rivers based vocalist and producer whose music encompasses feminine empowerment, spiritual evolution and emotional processing. Ladi shares a perspective into her inner world with honest tracks that add spice through soulful and ambient electronica. Self-described as a “fiend for vocal harmonies”, all of Miss Abundance’s songs are melodic, harmony-rich and dramatic.
Liana Pearl calls in divine spirit through her voice and harp, connecting us to the truth within. She is known to transform the traditional roots of this 6000 year-old instrument into contemporary genres using her loop pedal, whilst maintaining the true essence and profound meditative resonance of the harp’s vibration.
Raised in rural Queensland and based in Brisbane, Marissa’s musical presence and sound has been likened to Norah Jones with vocal tones of Coco Rosie. The influences of Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Alela Diane and Holly Throsby can be felt in her music. She likes to use her music to create a special place for people. A little pocket in time to rest in, outside of the self, even for a moment.
A unique songwriter of the Great Ocean Road, Melody writes, records and releases songs from her van as she travels and performs across Australia. Her songs reflect a love of nature, and commitment to empowering others to live their wildest dreams. “Just Wonderful” Sophie Longden, ABC Radio.
Mother Tongue Showcase
A space for all to gather to hear women speak. Honest. Powerful. Vulnerable. Passionate. Mother Tongue events are deeply inspiring, moving and empowering spaces for us to share our stories. Running for almost 4 years, Mother Tongue is a valued establishment in the Australian Spoken Word/Poetry community.
Saturday night 7-9pm – Open mic registrations welcome
Niki Shi’s Suitcase Show
Vaudeville-vogue cabaret clown Niki Shi packs her unique brand of stylised dance theatre into a compact roadshow that merges old-world charm with a contemporary edge.
Phoebe like the Moon
Phoebe like the Moon is a Byron Bay born folk musician, vocalist, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, whose powerful stage presence, mesmerising voice, and intricate melodies call up faerie tales from the wild woods of her heart.
A singing group blending beautiful harmonies with a diverse mixture of songs, some of which are original. Instrumentation includes, banjolele, ukelele, and clap sticks.
This is Burlesque: ‘RISE GODDESS’
Undulating from the ethereal to the tribal and everything in between, This is Burlesque presents ‘RISE GODDESS’. A burlesque/spoken word exploration of feminine archetypes throughout the ages of mythology and history, created especially for Seven Sisters Festival.
Based in Byron Bay’s rainbow region, Sacred Circus boasts a dedicated team of performance artists, costume stylists and creative dreamers, captivating audiences full-time within the special events industry. A desire to share magic, express creativity and promote beauty, elegance and art, motivates the direction and production of this company’s acts. Sacred Circus will be joining Seven Sisters for the first time with a range of their spectacular roving stilt-walking creations.