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Celebrate Women of Colour: "Share a Song, Share a Story" Fundraising Concert

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Get your tickets for this incredible event with a purposeful cause.

Women of Colour Australia and Our Race Community are excited to announce the inaugural Women of Colour "Share a Song, Share a Story" fundraising concert on March 1st taking place on Gadigal Land with our partners APRA AMCOS.

March 1st is also International Women of Colour Day. This is an opportunity to come together as a community and uplift the voices and experiences of Women of Colour through music, storytelling, and collective action.We will be hosting a fundraising concert featuring an incredible lineup of musicians, led by Global Ambassador, Emily Williams and some special guests.

This event will be a powerful celebration of their talents and a chance to raise funds for WoCA and Our Race Community. Join us for an evening of music, community, and positive change.

Included in your ticket prices will be some incredible food with an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage on arrival.

We will also have a silent auction thanks to the great support of our friends and communities.

Important Notice: We will be filming parts of the event with video footage to be used for an Our Race Community promotional video and to share parts of the event on social media. 

About The Artists

Emily Williams

From her humble beginnings as a forklift driver to her dazzling rise to fame on 'Australian Idol,' Emily Williams has proven time and again that raw talent, hard work, and sheer  determination can open doors to incredible opportunities. With her stunning vocals and captivating stage presence, Emily has cemented her position as a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry, captivating audiences worldwide with her breathtaking performances. Her groundbreaking casting as Rachel Marron in the UK production of 'The Bodyguard' is particularly noteworthy, as she is one of the first women of Polynesian heritage to take on a leading role in a UK musical. But it is not just her talent that makes Emily stand out - it is her  commitment to creating positive change and promoting diversity and representation. As the Global Ambassador for "Women of Colour Australia," she uses her platform to amplify the voices of marginalised women and push for greater inclusivity in all aspects of society. Emily  Williams is not just an exceptional artist - she is a shining example of what it means to be passionate, authentic, and unapologetically yourself.

Diola

For over a decade, Krystel Diola—or DIOLA as she is more commonly known—has been contributing to the local music community across different iterations from events showcasing emerging electronic soul musicians under Behind The Front, publicity, artist liaison, radio (FBi radio alumni), co-founding a record label to sharing the bill with some of the best local and international DJs.

With her effervescent enthusiasm for music, culture and emerging artists, DIOLA specialises in curating thought-provoking events that are founded on community, belongingness and understanding; all of which illuminate our many variations of self-identity. Her events often build on meaningful experiences, creating a sense of intimacy and connection that often test boundaries, ultimately creating an unforgettable experience. 

As a DJ, DIOLA has had the opportunity to play alongside some of the biggest names in the game, including opening for Maxwell (US), Noah Slee (BE), HAU, Average Rap Band (NZ), DJ Sarah Love (UK), Nickodemus (US), Stro Elliot (US), Tall Black Guy (US), Byron The Aquarius, Tokimonsta (US), The Goods and many more. DIOLA has played a string of festivals Wide Open Spaces, Darwin Festival, Vivid Festival, Performance Space Liveworks, OzAsia Festival (2022 and 2023), Vivid Festival, Dark Mofo with Barkaa, and a staple of the Soul of Sydney family. Her sets traverse soul, rnb, hip hop, afro-jazz rhythms, boogie, bruk, broken beat, house, disco and funk with a healthy dose of unshazamable fun new music to keep the dancefloor heat alive.

Currently, she is the official DJ for Filipino and Aboriginal ‘drapper’ DOBBY playing local and regional gigs, plus Big Sound, Great Escape and Reeperbahn Festival (2019).

Currently working as Digital Content Producer and Community Engagement at EMC (Electronic Music Conference), Krystel is passionate about championing Australian talent both on stage and behind the scenes. With her new event DIOLA presents “Thinking About You” volume series a primary example of championing artists, the series aims to present music in a non-traditional way highlighting the value of musicianship and original music. Past artists in this series include Kaiit, Liyah Knight, Ladi6 (NZ), A.GIRL, Maysa Tippins and a slew of established to emerging DJs defining local music culture.

Zeadala

Zeadala is an international singer-songwriter and rapper from South West Sydney, Australia. Specifically the sacred land of. theCabrogal people. Known for her grounded and soulful live shows, she combines her love for organic instruments with Hip Hop beats to bring forth positive vibes and a purpose to meaningfully connect with her audiences. Her lyrics, rooted in self-empowerment, healing, love and connection to land offer space for truth telling, freedom and reflection. Her debut EP, produced by legend Mark Munk Ross was released on October 10th, 2020 through the Conscious program led by L-FRESH The Lion through Campbelltown Arts Centre. She is currently working on her album set to be released in 2024. Poetry in motion, with a heart as wide as the sky, and eyes that find beauty in everything. I'm not crying, you're crying! And she hasn't even started the poem yet. Her peers would describe her as the sweetest of songbirds with the flyest of rhymes with a mystically, lyrically powerful mind..."

Fran "Big Mama" Liddle

Fran “Big Mama” Liddle has the voice of an Angel who found the keys to the liquor cabinet. There are people who can sing and people with pipes and Big Mama has those pipes. Winner of the 2023 Blues Award for favourite Female Vocalist from Sydney Blues Society and perennial all round entertainer Big Mama can make you laugh, cry and scream sometimes all at the same time. An international sensation, Big Mama brings the sounds of New Orleans and Mississippi to a mix of blues and western Sydney pub rock.

Agum

Agum is a Sydney based singer/songwriter, who is telling you her side of the story with a pen that so effortlessly flows with authenticity,
and the timeless voice of an old soul reminiscent of soul legends. Her first release, Agum made it clear that she will only present her art on her terms and "Say It' is proof that Agum is paving her own unique path. Agum is back with yet another captivating story to tell. Right from the second her calming soulful voice is heard, one can't help but stop and listen as she strips back the layers and unveils the heart breaking reality of a relationship on the brink with lyrics like, "Please quit faking, be a man andjust say it, say it". With an E.P in the works, Agum is ready to blow the nation away with her music, one song at a time.

Likened to acts such as Erykah Badu, Nina Simone, Emily King and Lianne La Havas, Agum’s ability to enchant an audience with her staggering talent and melodic vitality has been proven on the airwaves (Triple J’s Soul Ctrl with Tyrone Pryor) as well as across the nation touring with Delta Goodrem (Bridge over Troubled Dreams). Agum has opened up for artists like Cap Carter, Muroki, Bella Taylor Smith, as well as the iconic intimate space, Sofar Sounds. Agum is building a reputation (and a catalogue to prove it) of being Australia'a Soul Queen.


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