May 20th 2010
Elena returns with Indigie Femme
International musician and former resident of Magnetic Island, Elena Higgins will return to Magnetic Island to perform with her band "Indigie Femme".
Indigie Femme’s first performance of their 42 day Australian tour will be at the Picnic Bay Hotel on Magnetic Island on Saturday 5 June from 2-6pm.
Local musician Phil Honey will support their performance on double bass.
Musos Club's latest rock sensation, Taylor Made are also booked as is singer song-writer Malcolm Hamilton
Indigie Femme have come to Australia straight from an East Coast Tour to promote their new CD ‘Indian Souvenir.’
Elena began her musical career at MI Musos Club in the early noughties but left the Island in April 2006 with only her guitar and backpack and headed to the US to purse her musical career.
With a promised music contract with film producer & singer songer Milton Brown from Mobile, Alabama, who has written numerous number one hit songs and also co-writes with Troy Cassar Daley, Elena took another route.
Elena connected with singer song writer Tash Terry from the Navajo Nation. As solo musicians they instantly noticed the message in their music was similar. They decided to join forces and, together, amalgamated over two decades of their music experiences.
In November 2006 Indigie Femme was born. Indigie Femme brings their talents together creating a vibrantly refreshing new sound to the world of music!
Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Indigie Femme is passionate about issues related to Social Justice, Human Rights and Environmental preservation. Indigie Femme has been actively supporting grass roots organizations campaigning against Uranium Mining, Coal Mining), Domestic Violence and Immigration.
In 2007 Indigie Femme toured Australia and performed in several festivals, including The Dreaming Festival.
On 14 May this year, Indigie Femme released their new CD Indian Souvneir, which represents a milestone in their music careers. They will be promoting their CD on a 42 day tour around Australia before heading back to the States to promote it on both the East and West Coasts.
According to a statement from the artists, "Indian Souvenir speaks of life’s passions and experiences and has underlying themes of empowerment to women, children, indigenous people, and our connection to Mother Earth."
Tash, a member of the Navajo Nation from the Black Mesa area in Arizona, says that her background left a life-long impact on her perception which is rooted in native logic, and enables her to weave in and out of Indigenous tradition and Western cultures.
Described by some as the next Odetta, Elena's powerful voice combines folk, blues and soul with a twist of world music. Elena’s heritage is reflected in the infectious energy and wild joy of her performances.
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