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Because of Her, We Can: A NAIDOC 2018 Reflection

BECAUSE OF HER, WE CAN! Today is the beginning of NAIDOC Week for 2018. The theme thisvyear, "Because of her, we can!" is one that shines a light on the beauty, strength and grace of our women. As Aboriginal people, we always know the power that our women have and their significance they have always had for our lives and the role they continue to play. The NAIDOC Committee also understand that Sadly, Aboriginal women’s role in our cultural, social andpolitical survival has often been invisible, unsung or diminished. For at least 65,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have carried our dreaming stories, song lines, languages and knowledge that have kept our culture strong and enriched us as the oldest continuing culture on the planet.
For me, I was born blessed into a family that was characterised with the leadership of women. My Nan and my best friend, Maureen Smith and her sister Fay Brown, led our family to uphold and pass down the values that we still hold…
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Mutya Keisha Siobhan: Comprehensive Diary

I've decided as a big fan (I'd like to say the biggest) it would be beneficial in the future to compose a diary of Mutya Keisha Siobhan's activities, ranging from appearances, performances, photo shoots, song leaks/premieres and video uploads since their return to music in 2012. I will continue to update this blog post each time something official happens.
2012 Mutya Keisha Siobhan - Announcement - 20th July 2012 London Olympic Games- Appearance - 27th July 2012 V Festival - Appearance - 7th August 2012 Q AwardsAppearance - 22nd October 2012 Ponystep Magazine - Interview - 3rd December 2012 Ponystep Magazine - Photo Shoot  - 3rd December 2012 Thomas Sabo Private Jewelry Variety - Appearance - 5th December 2012 Ponystep New Years Eve Gig - Performance - 31st December 2012 OverloadDiamonds (Rihanna Cover)New YearFreak Like Me
2013 Boys Live Acapella Video - Performance - 7th January 2013 Lay Down In Swimming Pools - Song Premiere - 14th March 2013 Entertainment (Blood Orange Remix) - S…

ALBUM REVIEW: Jessica Mauboy - Beautiful

Jessica Mauboy since her explosive catapult to the spotlight from being the ‘quiet Darwin girl’ has evolved to a global superstar, boasting an array of achievements recognised all over the world. Her recent success with comedy musical film The Sapphires has firmly cemented Jessica as Australia’s sweetheart. After a  whirlwind of success for the past three years, Jessica Mauboy is back with her brand new album Beautiful which serves as her 3rd studio album, following from her Gold-Certified album Get ‘Em Girls which featured the hits ‘Inescapable’, ‘Saturday Night (Feat. Ludacris)’ and ‘Galaxy (Feat. Stan Walker)’.
After her break from music, Jessica catapulted back onto the scene with first single ‘To The End Of The Earth’ which premiered during the NRL State of Origin Decider match in July and had an accompanying video that captured beautiful landscapes of the Northern Territory, Jessica’s homeland. The song itself however presented a new direction for Jessica, an energetic and emotiv…

Mutya Keisha Siobhan - Flatline

Pre-Order Mutya Keisha Siobhan's FIRST single on iTunes HERE!
It has been almost a year since fans and public have heard the announcement that the iconic, original Sugababes were getting back together known as Mutya Keisha Siobhan. The knowledge of their return has blown up headlines letting the United Kingdom and the rest of the world know that these girls are back, with a promise to restore faith and perfection in Pop Music.

During the arduously long wait, we have been gifted with some treats that have tided us over until we heard their first single. All diverse and possibly showcasing their talent of creative diversity, an a capella of 'Boys', a feature on a remix of Phoenix's'Entertainment' and the iconic interpolation of Kendrick Lemar's 'Swimming Pools', 'Lay Down in Swimming Pools' were 'released' on the net to show everyone what to expect from the legendary original Sugababes; each with many articles, posts and tweets of prai…

Mutya Keisha Siobhan

It’s been a while since I have written a blog post, or even looked at my blog for that matter. What made me decide to re-visit writing again was my first love of music; Mutya Keisha Siobhan. If you’re reading this from either my Facebook or Twitter – you would know that I at least talk about this trio every week about how incredible/talented/beautiful they are. Well I wanted to write down my personal thoughts about them, which will hopefully answer some ambiguity around why I like them so much.
I have been a fan of Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan since I was eight years old in 2000, a time when they were establishing their careers under the name of Sugababes to which these girls brought about critical/credible acclaim, international success and securing the legacy for forever being known as; the original Sugababes. Considering the lack of access to music and music videos thirteen years ago, I always was very aware of what music I liked listening to. Growing up with Reggae, 80’s Rock and R&am…

MUSIC REVIEW: The Sapphires

SAPPHIRES SOUNDTRACK: AN AUSSIE GEMWhen holding The Sapphires: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in my hands tonight I felt a surge of pure Motown energy, this being from all the bits and pieces of previews of this upcoming Australian movie which boasts an exquisite array of home-grown talent. The Soundtrack, completely delivers in the same fashion.

The album has Australian pop sweetheart Jessica Mauboy leading 7 of the 16 tracks, which includes her new single 'Gotcha', which is just a taster of the classic, smooth sounds of 'The Sapphires'. If Miss Mauboy wasn't enough talent on one CD, try adding classic R&B legends Sam & Dave with the sassy trio, The Emotions with a twist of rock from Creedence Clearwater Revival completed with more wholesome Australian talent from Lou Bennett, Juanita Tippens, Jade Macrae and talent show 'The Voice''s favourite, Darren Pericival. If you're not impressed, you're on the wrong page!

As if counting into t…

Lions Make You Brave.

Whilst I still have the time before next weeks’Mid-Degree Assessment Week at University, I thought I would update my recently barren blog. I always thought I would not be consistent with updating a 'blog' but I realise that it's something that'sthere you can use as a form of 'release'.
It's been a hectic couple of months really; drawing on both ups and downs. Blessings have been given to me as the ratio of 'ups' to 'downs' is vastly high. There have been many opportunities, obstacles and events that have sped me through time, making the year feel like it's just begun, even though we are quickly approaching June.
University has kept me on my toes however, as I am approaching the halfway mark of my three year degree inCommunity & Social Development. It is seriously goingtoo fast. I feel as if I were at the beginning of my degree, stumbling in late after being misdirected to the Bankstown Campus worried about the beginning of my 'new …