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Mama Kin in Mullum!

Posted by admin
on August 12, 2011

Mullumbimby Civic Hall Thursday, September 29 With special guest Ilona Harker

“a delicious hotpot of soulful grooves, seductive melodies, stomping percussive beats and classic old-world instrumentation” The Sunday Mail

a giddy joy to watch” Faster Louder

WA soulstress Mama Kin is a force to be reckoned with. Fresh from a rollicking tour of North America, including dates with The John Butler Trio and stellar performances at Ottawa Bluesfest and Rocky Mountains Folks Festival, Mama Kin returns home for a run of festival appearances and a headline show at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Mama Kin plays Bellingen Global Carnival (September 30 and October 1) and the Great Southern Blues Festival (October 2) in Batemans Bay, and she’s coming to Mullumbimby for one night only with special guest Ilona Harker (www.ilonaharker.com).

Already a festival favourite at the annual Mullum Music Festival, Mama Kin returns with her foot-stomping blend of New Orleans soul. It’s not often this real-life mama makes it to the east coast, so be sure to catch her when you can.

Date: Thursday September 29, 2011

Time: Doors open 7pm

Tickets: $18 pre-sale, $22 at door

Venue: Mullumbimby Civic Hall, Dalley Street Mullumbimby NSW

Bookings: www.mullummusic.com or 02 66846195

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JOHN BUTLER and MAMA KIN present ‘LOSING YOU’ A global digital release in aid of protecting the Kimberley region in WA.

Posted by admin
on July 25, 2011

John Butler and Mama Kin will release an exquisite studio recording of ‘Losing You’ to help highlight the current situation which sees the pristine Kimberley region under threat from the proposed gas processing precinct at James Price Point, just 60 kms from Broome, WA.

‘Losing You’, recorded in John Butler’s studio, The Compound, in Fremantle, will be made available around the world only via iTunes. It will be released and available for download on Tuesday July 26th.

All proceeds from the sale of this beautifully presented intimate acoustic rendition of ‘Losing You’ will assist the Broome Community No Gas campaign specifically aiding the members who have conducted a peaceful blockade and continue in their fight to stop the clearing of the land at James Price Point.

Both John Butler and Mama Kin feel strongly about the campaign to protect the Kimberley and have offered their ongoing support. It is in the Kimberley area where they first met and since that initial trip they have built very strong personal relationships with local indigenous community members in the region including Goolarabooloo Law Boss Joseph Roe who has been a strong voice in opposition to the gas plant from the beginning and has taken part in the recent blockade.

Regarding the decision to donate all proceeds from the sale of ‘Losing You’ to those defending James Price Point, John Butler said today,

“We believe the Kimberley is a region that needs to be protected for generations to come not be plundered for short term economic gain. By processing the gas in the Pilbara using existing facilities, the Browse Basin gas can be exploited and its economic benefits reaped without destroying one of the most pristine places on this planet. We hope that proceeds from this song can help those fighting to save this beautiful part of the world. Because you never know what you got till it’s gone.” – John Butler

Spokesperson for the Broome Community No Gas campaign Nik Wevers said,

“We’re absolutely thrilled John Butler and Mama Kin are lending their voices to this campaign. Here on the ground, we’re working hard to ensure the proposed gas hub at James Price Point does not go ahead. This fundraiser download is a practical way for people around the world to support the campaign to protect the Kimberley, a global treasure.”



Cover Art Photograph kindly donated by Christian Fletcher

JOHN BUTLER featuring MAMA KIN – ‘Losing You’

Available globally through iTunes on Tuesday July 26th

 

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