The Lifted Brow Brings Mixtape Memoirs to Women of the World Festival

This Saturday the 25th of March, The Lifted Brow brings its much-loved Mixtape Memoirs series to WOW – Women of the World Festival Melbourne at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Five talented women have each chosen a song that was significant at a time the world changed for them. Perhaps the song helped, or perhaps it caused the change. Whatever the case, these women each want to tell you a bit about it. Hear the songs, listen to the speakers as take you through their stories, and join in this celebration of the world-changing nature of music.

This event is free free free, and takes place at 1pm at WOW Café on the lawns of Footscray Community Arts Centre. See you there!

About the speakers:

Ajak Mabia is a popular Sudanese-Australian singer songwriter of Dinka roots. She sings about freedom, peace, love and… cows. Her distinctive voice and vibrant afro soul style songs have seen her in demand with many festivals including Byron Bay, Apollo Bay, National Folk Festival, Port Fairy and Melbourne Festival.

MzRizk is a Melbourne-based DJ, event curator and radio presenter. Her many projects are a distinct blend of music knowledge, creative diversity and cultural and community engagement. MzRizk has played at music festivals around the world including Glastonbury and curates a weekly jam supporting emerging artists every Tuesday at Ferdydurke.

Grace Vanilau is a singer/songwriter, spoken word artist and Cultural producer of Samoan descent. She works in multiple mediums and genres: from performance art, singing and songwriting to weaving and spoken word poetry; from classical, gospel and jazz to hip-hop and reggae. As co-founder and events coordinator at creative arts group Brown Roots, Grace continues to work with the Australian Pacific Island community.

Chloë Reeson is the comics editor for online magazine Scum. She is also the co-creator and screenwriter on Homecoming Queens, a web series currently in development with Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.

Jamie Marina Lau is a writer and musician. Her first book, a novel, will be published by The Lifted Brow in 2017.

Annabel Brady-Brown (host) is currently co-editor of The Lifted Brow magazine, and is a founding editor and publisher of Fireflies film journal. Her fiction and criticism has been published widely, and she has participated in The Emerging Writers’ Festival, Digital Writers’ Festival and National Young Writers’ Festival.