Staged inside Launceston’s oldest Church, three extraordinary Tasmanian singers will take your breath away with the sheer beauty and power of their remarkable voices. Sakthi Ravitharan performs in the Carnatic music style - a Hindu spiritual form of music from Southern India. 18 year old Medhanit Barrett delivers a freshness and honesty to every note she sings in exquisitely simple but brilliant songs. EWAH & The Vision of Paradise play music that shifts between a lightness and darkness as the cinemagraphic narrative informs the emotion of EWAH’s sublime voice.
Medhanit Barratt is a contemporary singer songwriter from Launceston, who loves to perform her own compositions. Exploring the intricacies of the human condition, Medhanit pens songs with the intention of with resonating with varying audiences. Recently performing in MOFO's Launceston Block Party and Festivale 2018, Medhanit is thrilled to be involved in Junction Arts Festival.
In this recital Adhi, comprising of vocalist Sakthi Ravitharan accompanied by Santhana Gopala Krishnan Vaidhyanathan on mridangam, will present some items in the South Indian classical Carnatic music genre. Carnatic music is an ancient art form based on intricate time scales and complex ragas.
EWAH & The Vision of Paradise
The band’s debut release, Everything Fades to Blue captured attention nationally and internationally, including Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service on BBC Radio 6 (UK), Henry Rollins on KCRW radio (USA) and back in Australia, was album of the week Edge Radio (Hobart) and Top Ten Albums of the Week PBS (Melbourne). Single Walk the Night also picked up regular play on Double J.
In April 2017, Everything Fades to Blue made The Guardian’s top ten listing of Australia’s best underground releases and was longlisted for the Australian Music Prize 2017.
EWAH & The Vision of Paradise had a busy 2017, playing a slew of shows including A Festival Called Panama, Dark Mofo and BIGSOUND.
They won the National Live Music Awards 2017 for Best Live Act Tasmania and EWAH was nominated for Best Live Voice Tasmania.
For this special show at Junction Arts Festival EWAH & The Vision of Paradise will reimagine songs from Everything Fades to Blue.