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Unspoken

by Beth Sorensen
Unspoken

During times of uncertainty a lot goes unsaid.

In collaboration with opnsrc.co x meik we present ‘unspoken’, a cinematic take on live streaming during this period of lockdown.

Looking to bring awareness to all that’s around us, together we aim to shine light on local talent letting their art and work speak for itself.

Experience intimate, quality live music sessions recorded on a roving camera, capturing a suite of original performers from Blacktown and western Sydney. Music genres include hip hop, pop, punk-rock, R’n’B with DJs and B-Boys.

Discover a new artist, hear a new song that momentarily transports you beyond the confines of your living space, and connect with other artists and the youth community via the Q + A. 

When: Monday nights at 7.30 pm, starting 27 April 2020

Where: Blacktown Arts Facebook


Session eight – final show:

Jonah Hammond – encore

Unspoken concludes on 15 June with an Encore performance by Jonah Hammond.

Live from Sydney but made in Bidwill, Mount Druitt. In 2019 Jonah played his soulful tunes all over the city, at warehouse parties, clubs, pubs and even family festivals. All accumulating to his own sold out show, without releasing a song.

Jonah brings funk, soul and raw honesty to his art, which right now can only be seen live.

Watch Jonah Hammond’s encore above.

Check out Jonah’s Instagram

 

Session seven:

Mrvz

Born into the raw ruggedness of South Auckland, New Zealand, with a Rapper/Producer Father from early New Zealand underground Hip-Hop group ‘Savage Poetz’ – From boy to man Mrvz has rooted himself in both local and overall Hip-Hop and has found his ground in his music today lifting up, celebrating and displaying the area of West Sydney, Australia.

Watch MRVZ’s live performance above.

Check out Mrvs’ Instagram page

 

Session six:

Sepora

A self-proclaimed dreamy-dark-pop princess from South New Zealand; Sepora feels good being a little bad and she sings a little sad.

This now Sydney-based artist performs solo regularly at select venues and private functions, exercising the ability to command stages with just a guitar & her voice, including notable Sydney venues Big Top & Sydney Town Hall.

With a striking moniker, Sepora takes her well-crafted originals to band, leading with a passionate vim that shines through their captivating live shows, and a soulful voice brings a timeless quality to a unique and dynamic repertoire.

Gathering momentum since forever, Sepora is finally going to give the people what they want when she starts recording her debut studio EP later this year, with a single release aimed for Summer 2021.

Watch Sepora’s live performance above.

Check out Sepora’s Instagram page

 

Session five:

Mel Bailey

Mel Bailey is a Filipina-Australian artist who focuses on expressing herself through a multitude of Neo-Soul, Hip Hop and Jazz. After releasing her debut EP in early 2018 ‘No Doubt, Just Questions.’ Mel Bailey ventured through the Americas for several months on a journey of self discovery and empowerment. Her experiences and exposure to different musical genres, cultures and nature, embraced and channelled her artistry, which she has embodied in her new EP ‘March’ scheduled for release in 2020. Mel Bailey’s sonics are uniquely hers, with lush jazz melodies over juxtaposition instrumentals heavily driven by her 6 piece band.

Since 2017, Mel Bailey has been no stranger to the Australian R’n’B & Hip Hop movement, as her renowned honeyed vocals and jazz-tinted nuances have collaborated with fellow Australian artists, Kwame, Phil Fresh & Gibrillah. However, in 2019, she was determined to fine-tune her very own sound with her band and as a result has seen Mel Bailey’s name support the likes of  The Goods, Tasman Keith, Bin Juice, Papaya Tree, & Poolroom..

Mel Bailey’s undeniable sonic presence and power will soon be realised. It’s looking like a big 2020 ahead.

Watch Mel Bailey’s live performance above.

Check out Mel Bailey’s Instagram page

 

Session four:

Nes Afara and Rara X

Two up and coming Zimbabwean-Australian brothers,  Nes Afara and Rara X, are solo artists but frequently collaborate for a unique set.
Rara X (aged 22yrs) and Nes Afara (aged 25) create predominantly in the hip hop scene but distinguish themselves with a trademark sound.
They frequently collaborate with local producer HNR who worked with them on individual work such as Nes Afara’s ‘SWERVIN’ and Rara X’s ‘VIRUS’.

Watch Rara X and Nes Afara’s live performance above.

Check out Rara X’s Instagram

Check out Nes Afara’s Instagram

 

Session three:

No Intent

No Intent are a musical duo stemming from Filipino and Serbian heritage, based in Sydney, Australia.

Formed in 2012 with producer, Stevey Slice and artist, The Fifth Element, the duo were reborn after a six-year hiatus, with the release of their EP ‘Shade’ in 2019. Produced by Stevey Slice, the duo embody a unique fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Rock and Blues.

Watch their live performance from 11 May above.

Check out No Intent’s Instagram

 

Session two:

SPVRROW

Appearing through Sydney’s music scene at the tender age of 17, SPVRROW has been deeply inspired by her spiritual journey, soaking in the vocal aroma of musicians such as Floetry and Odd Future along her musical endeavours.

SPVRROW released her debut single ‘Drug Dealer’ setting summer ’19 to a lovely start, gaining overwhelming support and airplay including Triple J and FBi radio. It is only promised great fruits will flourish from her in the future, growing and evolving as a valuable Artist.

Watch her live performance from 4 May above.

Check out SPVRROW’s Instagram

 

Session one:

Jonah Hammond

Live from Sydney but made in Bidwill, Mount Druitt. In 2019 Jonah played his soulful tunes all over the city, at warehouse parties, clubs, pubs and even family festivals. All accumulating to his own sold out show, without releasing a song.

Jonah brings funk, soul and raw honesty to his art, which right now can only be seen live.

Watch his live performance from 27 April above.

Check out Jonah’s Instagram

 


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