I am a sixteen year old singer songwriter that has been writing and performing my original music since 2014, including at major events like the National Folk Festival. Through working with my role model Memphis LK, I am wanting to improve my songwriting and develop digital composition skills so that I can record an EP that features Nukunu language (my Aboriginal language from the Southern Flinders Ranges). Donations will help to cover mentorship fees, travel and accommodation. The mentorship intensive will occur between January 20-25 2020 and Memphis LK will provide ongoing support as I develop the EP throughout the year.
The EP featuring Nukunu language will be the first of its kind on the planet and will hopefully help to maintain and develop Nukunu language.
This project is important because I am one of few young Aboriginal artists in South Australia who are gaining regular performance opportunities and I want to further develop my own style of music and expand my range of material. The project is also important as through recording Nukunu language as part of my songwriting, I will develop language skills that will assist other people to maintain and develop this threatened language. If people help me to gain these skills I will be able to share them with other young people, particularly Aboriginal youth in regional and remote communities that I have connection with through family and friends. I am asking for $3700 to cover fees, travel and accommodation costs. If fundraising target is exceeded, additional funds will go towards production of the EP.
The donations will be used to pay Memphis LK for her mentorship and use of her recording studio, travel from Adelaide to Melbourne, and accommodation for the week. The end result will be an EP that will be finalised by the end of the year and broadcast through Aboriginal radio stations. I will also perform these new songs live during 2020. People will be able to follow my progress via social media platforms such as instagram, facebook and youtube, and I will do interviews with Aboriginal radio including Umeewarra Media Port Augusta and Radio Adelaide Nunga Wangga.