St Kilda Festival > Monica Karo & Nina Rose



St Kilda Festival > Monica Karo & Nina Rose
IMAGE > Portrait of Monica Karo. Image courtesy of Monica Karo & St Kilda Festival.

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Enjoy the sounds of the St Kilda Festival at Linden New Art. Bring a picnic blanket and find yourself a spot in the garden to listen to these very special performers. We know you won't be disappointed.

Monica Jasmine Karo also known as MpathSoul - is a singer-songwriter, actor and spoken-word artist. Monica has been performing in Naarm for 10 years and has an authentic soulful voice, highlighting her Gunai, Gunditjmara and mixed European heritage. She infuses fiery spoken-word poetry with her music and her work has been described as “connected to earth and spirit, portraying important messages of woman’s wisdom”. In 2021 Monica performed alongside Allara, Bumpy, Alice Skye, Ensemble Dutala and friends, for the Opening of the Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival and the opening of Yirramboi Festival. Monica performed as a leading role in Ilbijerri Theatre Company’s production, Heart Is A Wasteland by John Harvey, music by Lydia Fairhall, directed by Rachael Maza, premiering the sold-out season at Darwin Festival 2021 and will be releasing her debut album in 2022. 

Monica will be joined by her good friend and singer-songwriter Nina Rose who blends her velvety vocals and mellowing guitar rhythms taking you on a folky acoustic carpet ride.  Influenced by artists such as Tracy Chapman, Emmylou Harris and Nina Simone, her original songs tell tales of love, loss and everything in between. Whether she’s singing in bars, on the street, in nursing homes, to her little nephews, she brings a contagious energy that will get you grooving along.

WHEN > Sunday 13 February 2022
TIME > 2PM to 3PM
WHERE > Linden New Art front garden
COST > Free, bookings required.

Please note: guests are encouraged to wear masks as it may be difficult to be socially distant.


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