Inspiring, uplifting and playfully powerful, Saritah’s live shows are colourful celebrations of life. A dynamic performer, she delivers a potent combination of feminine spirit, conscious lyrics and heartful melodies whilst embodying a unique union of roots, reggae, soul, acoustic and dancehall inspired sounds.
A festival favourite, Saritah has toured consistently within Australia and abroad since the release of her debut album Gratitude (2004). Her songs are reflections, affirmations, invocations, revelations.
South Korean born, raised in Perth and based in Los Angeles, SARITAH (sa-REE-ta) has a positive vision for the future which shines through every word she sings and every note she plays.
My main themes are about revolution. Internal (evolving, loving oneself, letting go of fear etc) and external (Learning what's really going on in the world, loving one another and standing up for our rights together...while we still have them...ruia nga kakano...I love connection with people, uplifting their spirits, inspiring them with my themes and putting myself out there.)"
Ranea is a multi-talented recording artist and composer in both Māori & English. ‘Tihei Mauri Ora’ is RANEA’s long awaited debut album released on 25th January 2015. Hailing from Rātana Pā, RANEA is a passionate performer and adept on a variety of musical instruments, including trombone, harmonica, keyboard and guitar.
RANEA has co-written, recorded and released songs with groups such as Southside of Bombay & the top five hit ‘What’s the Time Mr Wolf’ which achieved gold sales status, and featured in the world famous film ‘Once Were Warriors’…
Winner 2015 Four categories of the Maioha Maori music Silver scroll awards.
Multi-instrumentalist Carlos weaves a tapestry of musical flavors from around the world. His inspiration and love for music developed a style that embraces different forms of Latin music, from Jazz to Reggae, Classical, Blues, Folk, Bossa nova. He creates improvised compositions that are inspired by the surroundings, the people, the present moment. He also works in the way with spoken words.
Put her into a box and Ladyfruit will re-imagine the box into a spaceship and take off. She flits in and out of any genre she pleases. If hip hop, soul, pop and world music made a baby Ladyfruit would be it's Māmā. As a modern day storyteller Ladyfruit writes music about things that a real to her: Being Human, Māori, Woman and Mother.
Wairere brings a soulful mix of Maori contemporary music combined with jazz and soul filled tunes. Her unique kaupapa Maori melodies speak of connection to place and people.
After a very long hiatus from music I've thrown my hat back in the ring, pulling out some interesting original groove-based tunes often about social issues that have no real solution.
Hunter de Luz ( Karen Hunter) takes her audience on a sublime musical journey with evocative melodies that draw from a fusion of world music and rootsy grooves. Karen loops her voice and poetry to create heart charged soundscapes blending her many influences in an entertaining and original fashion.
Karen Hunter’s journey into songwriting traverses over 35 years and Hunter de Luz is the name given to the character who has emerged through this adventure. Hunter skywalks through uncharted territory, guided by her personal map of the cosmos, creating space to travel with her audience.
Emma is a talented Singer/songwriter, her singing voice has afforded her the opportunity to sing live in the very early days of Massive Attack, who come from her home town of Bristol and sing convincing lead solos for a performing Gospel group, Brighton Goes Gospel. She has produced, recorded and performed her own as well as other writers material ranging from from Acoustic Folk to Ambient Dance. Enjoying the 90’s dance scene Emma wrote and co-produced Not Sorry which was white labeled and played on numerous dance floors in the Early 2000’s. During Emmas time touring with Elliots Sleeping, a popular uk covers band covering powerful artists such as Alannis Morrisettte (who she covered in a popular UK television series), Annie Lennox and Sheryl Crow, Emma continued to write many originals leading her to form the band “Gaia". Gaia started building momentum but soon folded due to Emma becoming pregnant with her two girls and moving into motherhood. She stayed off of the performing circuit for a while at that time but as always continued to write her compelling heart songs and worked part time as a session singer. Returning to the stage after a 6 year break Emma hit the festival scene as a solo artist. Spending this time honing her material to a point of being ready for accompaniment once again. Now she is performing a selection of solo material and some more developed tracks with her new band which consists of Cello, Acoustic percussion, Spanish guitar and Bass. To find more about Emma go to