In late 2020, select nominees of the Music Victoria Awards were given the opportunity for a paid and professionally filmed livestream event, thanks to funding from the Victorian Government’s Victoria Together Program.
These live-streamed concerts will provide a valuable income and promotional stream for the nine lucky recipients, along with providing income and networks to the crew behind the scenes.
Each Tuesday for the following 6 weeks, Music Victoria will introduce you to a new award-nominated artist, via live performances filmed at some of Victoria’s most iconic music venues, exclusively for Victoria Together.
Music Victoria presents Kee’ahn – Live at The Thornbury Theatre
Presented by Music Victoria
Still and Video Production by Semiconductor Media
Winner of the 2020 Music Victoria Awards’ Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent, Kee’ahn is a proud Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal, Zenadth Kes song woman who has recently ventured from her home town in North Queensland, to pursue her dream in the Kulin Nation (Melbourne, Australia). With a name coming from the Wik people, meaning to dance, to sing, to play, Kee’ahn aims to honour her name and Ancestors through her soulful music that weaves lush melodies and words reminiscent of heartbreak and healing.
At 22 years of age, Kee’ahn already has an impressive number of performance credits to her name including: featuring at St Kilda Festival and at the Laneway Festival 2019 alongside Courtney Barnett, Cry Club, Jungle Cuffs, Kalyani amd Thelma Plum; as a feature artist with the Homelands Collecitve at National, Woodford and Cygnet Folk Festivals and Yirramboi First Nations Festival; and with DRMNGNOW at Golden Plains, St Kilda Festival, BIGSOUND, Splendour In The Grass Forum and Dark Mofo.
2021 sees Kee’ahn in the studio working on her first album ‘In Full Bloom’. Debut single ‘Better Things’ is out now.
Catch a teaser of Kee'ahn's set below and keep checking in weekly for the other concerts on Victoria Together's website.
Kee’ahn – Live at The Thornbury Theatre is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria