QMC Queensland Multicultural Centre
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BEMAC presents WORLD MUSIC CAFE: Sue Ray & Robbie Miller
07/07/2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
BEMAC is hosting a special World Music Café in celebration of NAIDOC Week 2017.
Taking place on Friday, 7 July, BEMAC’s World Music Café will feature emerging contemporary Indigenous singer-songwriters Sue Ray and Robbie Miller.
Having spent the past 12 years intricately developing his vocal prowess, Robbie Miller is proving to be a promising and exciting new force on the Australian music scene. Hailed as an insightful and “heartfelt” lyricist (The Music), Robbie launched onto the scene in 2013 as Triple J Unearthed’s National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) winner with his song “Don’t Go Walking Away”. The track gained immediate attention at Triple J, and earned Robbie a place on a national tour alongside The Paper Kites.
Robbie’s soulful vocals, moving between plummeting, plangent depths and soaring, lupine howls seem to arrest time in a richness of textures, sounds and lyrics.
Sue Ray is a multi-award-winning singer/songwriter from Toowoomba who captivates audiences with her haunting and emotionally charged lyrics. With her smoky, molasses-rich voice, deep, dark, and gorgeously emotive, Sue Ray was coining the Americana genre fifteen years ago when she first stepped onto the stage.
A seriously mesmerising vocalist, Sue Ray has also notched up a slew of nominations and awards, including QMusic’s Female Artist of the Year, the Queensland Music Awards’ Best Indigenous finalist in the Best Country & Best Regional category, and winner of the 2011 Breakthrough Contemporary Emerging Indigenous Artist Recording Initiative. She is also a seasoned festival performer and regular fixture on radio stations, including JJJ, ZZZ, and 98.9FM.
With Robbie Miller and Sue Ray’s evocative lyrics, astonishing vocals and authentic performances, BEMAC’s celebratory World Music Café at Queensland Multicultural Centre during NAIDOC Week 2017 will be a deeply moving, intimate experience.
Doors open at 6.30pm, with food (Lama Beans Catering) and drinks available, performances begin just after 7pm.
To celebrate BEMAC’s special NAIDOC Week World Music Cafe with Sue Ray and Robbie Miller, the Queensland Multicultural Centre foyer and Glass Cabinet Exhibition Space has a fantastic collection of First Nation artists work including sculptures and paintings. The pop up exhibition is presented by Fireworks Gallery, known for exhibiting and promoting artworks by some of Australia’s best contemporary artists.