Parrtjima | Music | The Merindas
You’re dancing under the stars, living your best life, and channelling your favourite girl groups of the ’90s when The Merindas strut onto the stage with their infectious energy, soaring vocals, and hefty dose of swagger and sass.
This is what Parrtjima 2023 audiences can look forward to from these trailblazing soul sisters with their innovative style of Indigenous music.
Formed in 2012 singing Motown hits for the premiere of The Sapphires, the collective force of Ballardong Whadjuk and Nyoongar woman Kristel Kickett (Tammin, Western Australia) and Candice Lorrae of Jawoyn and Thursday Island heritage (born in Darwin, Northern Territory) make up The Merindas. They describe their unique sound as “electronic pop with a dance-hall feel, alongside hip hop and R&B influences”. Now based in Melbourne, the duo’s EP, Complicated (2023), follows their debut LP release, We Sing Until Sunrise (2020).
Venue: Gathering Ground, Parrtjima Hub, Desert Park
Entry to music performances will be on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure you arrive early.
Sunday 16 April 2023