CANCELLED - Nancy Bates: Still Talkin' Bout a Revolution

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1 Venue

The Parlour on Stirling Library Lawns

63 Mount Barker Rd, Stirling, SA, 5152

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This performance contains strong subject matter of cultural and political significant to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and our allies.

Performance accessibility

  • Auslan Interpretation
    Saturday 19th Feb 8pm
  • Suitable for audiences who speak English as a second Language
  • Previous Award Winner
  • First Nations Australian Events

About this event

Finalist in the 2021 Australian Women in Music’s Humanitarian Award , Barkindji woman, and esteemed singer-songwriter Nancy Bates reflects on the songs of Tracy Chapman, and their relevance to race relations in Australia today, delivering a 'call to action' that is impossible to ignore. 

Four years on the road with Archie Roach has spurred her on to become a powerful on-stage presence, an advocate for women, and Ambassador to the Australian Performing Rights Association.

Her powerful performances drench her audience in love, and deep dived words from a BIG heart.

Nancy will be accompanied by esteemed Adelaide based musicians to deliver an outstanding musical performance, and revolutionary experience.

"She’s like an angel dancing in the depths of hell." Abolitionist, Tabitha Lean.

Winner BankSA Best Music Award 2022


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This event has changed venues since the guide has gone to print. 

Presented by:
Deadly Management Pty Ltd

Nancy Bates is a Song Woman originating from Far Western NSW. Her Barkindji roots, the transformative power of love over pain, and what it means to be a woman in the 21st century drive her soulful, moving song writing.

Whether on a global stage with Archie Roach, or writing songs with incarcerated women, Nancy uses her music to share her country, her culture, and her personal experience with the world in the hopes of making it better.

“Music is a way for me to give voice to the voiceless, and to open the hearts and minds of people in the world to the plight of Indigenous people, women, and children.”
Four years on the road with arguably Australia’s most compelling and talented writers and performers, Archie Roach, has left an undeniable imprint on Bates' original compositions.

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