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Genre Blender Sings From The Heart

Genre Blender Sings From The Heart



Who: Ember Swift
Where: Morrow Park Bowling Club
When: Saturday January 31, 2004

MORE than 50 local, national and international female artists will descend upon Newcastle next week during the annual HOWLFEST celebrations.

Among the performers will be Canadian artist EMBER SW T , a regular visitor to Newcastle whose strong-minded lyrics have landed her comparisons to US contemporary ANI DI FRANCO .

``I think it's important to sing about what we believe in, from an honest place, and communicate that to an audience in an effort to break down barriers between strangers,'' Sw t said .

``Our songs are topical, yes, but there are certainly personal politics within the repertoire, where I sing about healing from heartbreak or being open to loved ones or being comfortable in our skin.

'' Like her lyrics, her music also touches on a variety on ideas which mix up everything from jazz and funk to doo-wop and reggae.

``I don't choose the styles in the music, the styles choose me, I think! ``I have always felt comfortable experimenting with d ferent genres and have been open to many types of music, which helps me to learn from many types of music.

'' Sw t will perform during HOWLfest at MORROW PARK BOWLING CLUB on January 31 at 11.

45pm and again on February 1 at 9pm.

HOWLfest will continue across five days from January 28 to February 1 and feature live music, workshops, films and art at venues around the city.

The bill includes JACQUELINE AMIDY, JODI MARTIN, SOPHIE RAYMOND, KATE FAGAN, PEGGY VAN ZALM, REMAKE REMODEL, AMAZONS, RAZEL, AMY VEE, ANOUSHA VICTOIRE, BITCHCRAFT and AMATHYST .

Visit angelfire.com/oz/howlfest for more details.



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