Artist info


Indie, Roots

Sounds like

daughter , Matt Corby

band members

Wafia Al-Rikabi


Bon Iver, Esao Andrews


Having only just plunged into the music scene, Brisbane musician Wafia has induced nationwide waves of enthusiasm and excitement with her minimal and experimental folk style. Before her first release in December 2012 (WAFIA – ep) she has been gathering appreciation and accolades aplenty. Her sound is a refreshing mix of old and new, taking the best elements of traditional folk music; the acoustic guitar; the wistful lyrics; the brooding voice. But Wafia has more to offer. It is clear that Wafia genuinely gives a part of herself through her music and that is something that should not be ignored, but rather admired and supported if you enjoy hauntingly beautiful lyrics that will leave you in a state of burning heart-felt disdain for life.


Reviewed by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

16 Oct 2013

Triple J

This is beautifu...

This is beautiful stuff. An easy song to get lost in.

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Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

26 Oct 2012

Triple J

This is a lovely...

This is a lovely tune full of promise for what Wafia's capable of. There's a gentleness to the instrumentation but an urgency and heft with the emotion that's packed in here too. Count me in as a Wafia fan.

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03 Mar 2014


Great track. Ver...

Great track. Very beautiful and captivating voice!

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