Allara, the Yorta Yorta, musician, composer and filmmaker, yarns on Big Brekkie



Allara is a Yorta Yorta, musician, composer and filmmaker. Allara’s approach to music is inspirational to other musicians and First Nations people. Finishing her Bachelor of Music Performance in 2016, she kicked off her music career accompanying Archie Roach at the Sydney Opera House, at the time being the youngest on stage at 22 years old.

Last year was huge for Allara, she started off by receiving the International Women's Day First Peoples Emerging Artist Fellowship supported by Helen Marcou from Bakehouse Studios and Briggs from Bad Apples Music. She performed across multiple states and collaborated with numerous First Nations artists across Australia and was a nominee on the Longlist for the Corner Award 2019. Ending the year as a nominee for The Music Victoria Awards 2019: Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent, Allara is on the cusp of a brilliant career and a must-see artist in 2020.



Through 2020 Fires then Covid, a year Allara was bound for great things - she did not let that stop her. During National Reconciliation week, waves were made with the drop of her latest second single 'Murnong Farm'. Since July Allara has been working as the Lead Facilitator of the inaugural First Nations Women in Music Victoria 12 Week Program, bringing women from across Victoria and Australia together. Continuing to perform multiple gigs as live streams, the Live Gallery Sessions at Monash and VIC NAIDOC week Concert at Arts Centre Melbourne were some highlights as the First Nations duo Allara and Culture Evolves (Brent Watkins, Gunai Kurni, Noongar Yamatji didgeridoo player, dancer and artist) moved online audiences to tears while generously sharing their stories in an educational yet creatively profound way. Finally Allara was nominated for a NIMA (National Indigenous Music Awards) in the category New Talent of the Year. This year Allara's first two performances have been at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, part of 'Live at the Bowl' Summer series. With even bigger plans to come for 2021 stay tuned for what this creative entrepreneur does next! Allara was back at the bowl on the weekend with BLAKTIVISM on Saturday from 5pm Running time: 4 hours, 45 minutes Featuring Yothu Yindi Bart Willoughby Tasman Keith Emma Donovan Deline Briscoe Allara and Kee’ahn Sorong Samarai Ziggy Ramo Mundanai - Embrace (Healing Ceremony) Artistic Director Deline Briscoe Curated by Gaba Musik, a First Nations owned and operated company



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