Indigenous jazz vocalist Lois Olney plays an intimate and very special show at The JazzLab with Fem Belling and the Belling band.
A singer with a distinctive, blues-bound style, she is a unique storyteller and a symbol of resilience having faced a number of personal challenges in her life.
Lois was born in her mother’s country at Roebourne, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Her father was a Yamatji man from Meekatharra. Her story is of the stolen generation and reconnection to family and culture. For Lois, healing the wounds of stolen generation is a life long journey, but as she shares in her story, “music helps heal the people that I love and the sorrow that we all have in common.”
Lois is flying in from WA ahead of a mighty concert paying tribute to Fela Kuti on Saturday 8 September at the Corner Hotel along with The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra plus an incredible line-up of Indigenous special guests including Bunna Lawrie, Philly, Racerage, Robbie Thorpe and Bart Willoughby.
Lois shares her story through music. These are the stories we need to hear!