Alesa Lajana – Plays at Magda’s This Saturday!

Alesa Lajana’s Brisbane Concert is coming up at Magda’s this Saturday! Alesa Lajana is an award winning Australian singer-songwriter, storyteller and musician. She traveled the dusty highways, collecting stories from post European contact history. This album “Frontier Lullaby” comes from this wild and epic adventure, leading listeners on a heartfelt journey through strange and shadowyContinue reading “Alesa Lajana – Plays at Magda’s This Saturday!”

The Hidden History Album Project – An Album to Support!

So excited to let you know about Alesa Lajana and her Hidden History Album Project, a song-writing endeavour established for the creative exploration of post European contact Australian history through music. I first met Alesa, at the Yungaburra music festival after listening to her perform works from her ‘Celtic Gypsy’ Album. My young sons wereContinue reading “The Hidden History Album Project – An Album to Support!”

Hidden Histories Preview

Just to let you know Alesa’s Concert is on soon.  So if you are anywhere in the vicinity this is going to be something special. Alesa is one of those artists that I respect for her approach to music, storytelling with song, artistry and life. Hidden Histories is going to be a landmark achievement, soContinue reading “Hidden Histories Preview”

Stillness, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Abstract Art: Saturday Writing Sagas 8

He asked me, ‘What do you think of abstract art?’ I replied, ‘I don’t have a background in art. I’m a storyteller. But I do like to photograph patterns in nature – ripples in water, how nature becomes abstracted art’ I was thinking how much art fascinates me, and yet I don’t know all it’sContinue reading “Stillness, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Abstract Art: Saturday Writing Sagas 8”

Wonder a Day 14: Music

Today is another memory blog, of time at Yungaburra’s music festival.  Music is a wonder of our family’s life and this event from two years ago was part of the music journey they will take into their future. Full of workshops with people like Alesa Lajana, and concerts by people holding the workshops like herself. Continue reading “Wonder a Day 14: Music”