Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Roots


Influences

Erykah Badu, Ibeyi


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Website

Bio

Eleanor Dixon is a strong Mudburra woman from the remote Northern Territory community of Marlinja. With a passion and drive beyond her years, Eleanor has shared her music and stories at national festivals, won awards and performed with some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry.

Eleanor is ambitious and grounded, kind and powerful, thoughtful and outspoken, proud and humble. She is passionate about keeping language and song lines strong and in forging a path for herself, and other Indigenous female artists, in contemporary music.

As the first woman to perform at the Bush Bands Bash (the premier music event for Aboriginal bands in Central Australia), and the first to pave the way for women in music in the Barkly region, Eleanor has become a leader for Indigenous women of all ages.

She performs as front women to family-band Rayella and also as part of an all-female band Kardajala Kirri-Darra that play an enchanting mix of contemporary electronica and traditional music. Through her songwriting Eleanor explores the reality for a young Indigenous woman walking in two worlds. She has been recognized for her songwriting talents with the best Folk Song at the 2016 NT Song of the Year Awards for the stunning track ‘Everything Was At Peace’.

As strong as Eleanor’s songwriting and drive to create change are, it is her voice that truly captures hearts. Eleanor delivers her vocals with soul and true authenticity. She is captivating and charming on stage and can perfectly carry the most powerful messages with her epic voice.

Eleanor has an impressive performance repertoire. She has performed with the Violent Femmes at the US Embassy in WA, with Opera Australia on Territory Day and with the NT Symphoney Orchestra at the 2016 National Indigenous Music Awards. She has been on the bill for large-scale festivals including the Garmalang Festival, National Folk Festival, Barunga Festival, Nannup Music Festival and the Australasian World Music Expo and she has also toured extensively through WA/NT/SA with the Country Arts WA Sandtracks Tour.

Eleanor has assumed an important role as a strong Indigenous female leader sharing her messages and stories to empower other females of all ages to feel confident and proud to step-up and chase whatever their dreams and goals in life may be.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

27 Feb 2017

Triple J
45

I've been listening to this song all week. I just love every element of it. Such a stunning voice, but the whole performance here is beautifully restrained. Truly powerful and affecting music.

I've been listening to this song all week. I just love every element of it. Such a stunning voice, but the whole performance here is beautifully restrained. Truly powerful and affecting music.