URSULA YOVICH JOINS BAREFOOT DIVAS FOR QLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Powerhouse Theatre in Brisbane will be alight with incredible stories and song as six highly acclaimed Indigenous entertainers present Barefoot Divas: Walk a Mile in My Shoes as part of Queensland Music Festival on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 of July. Showcasing their spiritual homeland connections, Aboriginal singer/songwriters Ursula Yovich and Emma Donovan join Papua New Guinean Ngaiire and their Maori sistas Maisey Rika, Merenia and Whirimako Black in a stunning tribute to endurance, honour, identity and life affirmation.
"The stories of these incredible ladies are as beautiful and compelling as the songs themselves. There will not be a dry eye in the house," QMF Artistic Director James Morrison said.
"Overall, this is truly a celebration of hope and resilience."
Helped by the creative minds of Alana Valentine (writer and co-director), Vicki Gordon (director and producer) and Adam Ventoura (musical director), the Divas will be supported by first-rate musicians Steve Marin, Giorgio Rojas, Percy Robinson and James Sandon.
Always breathtakingly poignant, this production is fresh from sell out shows at both Sydney Festival and the New Zealand International Arts Festival and is likely to be a standout hit for this year's Queensland Music Festival.
Barefoot Divas: Walk a Mile in My Shoes is presented by Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Powerhouse and 612 ABC Brisbane.
Barefoot Divas: Walk a Mile in My Shoes is part of Esperanto, 26-28 July at Brisbane Powerhouse.
Originally co-commissioned and produced by Sydney Festival and New Zealand International Arts Festival in association with Vicki Gordon Music Productions 2012.
Date: Friday 26 and Saturday 27 July, 7.30pm
Venue: Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse
Tickets: $25 - $50
Bookings: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org / 07 3358 8600
Queensland Music Festival in as initiative of the Queensland Government