Singular Voices: Kee'ahn with Babitha
Saturday 21 August 2021
Singular Voices announces two rising singers for Vivid Sydney in August.
Kee’ahn is a proud Gugu Yalanji, Jirrbal, Zenadh Kes songwoman who ventured from the tropics of Far North Queensland to pursue her dreams in Naarm (Melbourne). Kee’ahn embodies her name, which comes from the Wik people of Cape York (meaning “to dance, to sing, to play”) in her soulful music, weaving lush melodies and words of heartbreak and healing. Kee’ahn calls her music “dreamy soul food” and has made it her mission to heal and connect.
Kee’ahn’s songs resonate with authenticity and empowerment. In her debut year, Kee’ahn has released a succession of dazzling songs; from her soul-drenched debut, ‘Better Things’, to her stunning cover of Moses Sumney’s ‘Man On The Moon’ for RISING Melbourne’s Singles Club. Recent collaborations include the beautiful ‘Sunrise’, with Gamilaroi rapper Kobie Dee and River Boy from the Northern Rivers for, and most recently a collaboration with Dallas Woods’, ‘Stranger’, which premiered on triple j’s Like A Version.
Winner of the Archie Roach Foundation Award 2020, Kee’ahn already has an impressive number of performance credits, featuring at South By Southwest, Homelands, Golden Plains, Splendour, BIGSOUND, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Laneway Festival and Woodford Folk Festival. Kee’ahn will be playing songs from her upcoming debut album, In Full Bloom.
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