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Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival – Mahalia Barnes

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and live music slowly comes back to life in Sydney and wonderful new event championing the fantastic female artists in our city is set to return in the coming weeks. The Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival (SIWJF) is a yearly highlight on the live music calendar, but will be […]


In a city where live music has taken a real beating over the past decade or so, one suburb is defying the trend with a string of venues far outnumbering what other precincts have to offer. Whereas areas such as the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross once boasted numerous live music venues, it’s Marrickville that […]

Hear Me Roar

When Helen Reddy released the powerhouse anthem, I Am Woman in 1971, it became a war cry for the feminist movement and positive affirmation for women around the world. Almost 50 years later, the song finds new resonance in a social landscape dominated by ever louder female voices. Hear Me Roar (the second line of that […]

Emma Pask

A large number of readers may recognise Emma Pask’s name from her stint on television's The Voice in 2013, but there is much more to this prodigious talent than being just another manufactured reality television star. Emma has been performing for over 20 years now and recalls how naive she was in the beginning. “I never […]

Emma Pask – Cosita Divina

Fast singing, mood setting, always in control: Emma Pask. Track one hits the listener with Batucada, immediately building a scene, pushing out other thoughts and filling their shoes with the seeds that grow into dancing beans. Ready or not, Cosita Divina takes the listener to somewhere in the world where life is all about dancing, Cuba, […]


BY ALANNAH MAHER Sydney is gearing up for a full calendar of creativity as a new and rejuvenated Art & About (A&A) returns to bring art to unusual places, but with a major difference. After 13 years of a festival-style program tediously packed into one month of thought-provoking exhibitions and intriguing events, A&A has expanded […]