Award-winning singer Karen Knowles teaches how to tune in to country and presents a unique heart-warming connected performance for Earth Hour 2020.
The Song Balm is a series of performances and workshops with the intention of honouring the original stewards of our land and acknowledging our own inter-connection to our country and to all of life. Award-winning singer Karen Knowles curates an embodied performance and educative space where audience members and singers experience how to tune in to country and presented within a unique, heart-warming, connected performance.
Earth Hour is a movement that started as a lights-off event in Sydney in 2007. Since then it has grown to become a global movement. More than 7,000 cities in over 180 countries take part in it. Millions choose to mark Earth Hour by going ‘lights out’ for 60 minutes as a symbolic show of solidarity.
Song Balm will be held as part of the 2020 Earth Hour global events. The event will take place in two parts. First, a 2-hour singing workshop where Karen will lead singers into an embodied space and will also teach participants a Wirradjirri song in language. Later that evening, Karen will perform a special listening space concert featuring original new music from her seventh studio release Solid Ground. Participants from the singing workshop will join her onstage to perform the song they learned during the workshop.
About Karen Knowles
Karen Knowles is an Australian-born singer and performer, curator, lawyer, inventor, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Her 40-year musical career started on Young Talent Time and has spanned all forms of performance – recording, music theatre, live performance, television and theatrical credits (female lead in Big River, soundscapes for Melbourne Theatre Company, Chamber Made Opera). She was the lead singer of legendary Australian folk group “The Seekers” and toured with them nationally and internationally, and was the highest selling female recording artist in Australia for two consecutive years. More recently, she has been working in community engagement and social innovation. She has been involved in the reconciliation movement in Australia since 1995 and was appointed by the National Reconciliation Council as an Inaugural Ambassador for Reconciliation. She has been requested by Min Mia, Wirradjirri elder and lore carrier to sing and record three of her people’s sacred songs which are included on Karen’s latest release Solid Ground.
Workshop 4:00pm, Saturday March 28th Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St Carlton Tickets $55/$45 from trybooking.com/BIKYI Workshop + Concert tickets $75/$65 (joining Karen onstage to perform the song learned)
Concert 7:00pm, Saturday March 28th Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St Carlton Tickets $30/$25/$18* from trybooking.com/BIKYI *Full/Concession/Under 25