Castlemaine State Festival presents
Over moody double bass and hypnotic loops, Allara’s spoken-word compositions pull you in by your collar. The Yorta Yorta woman pays respect to ancient oral traditions with her percussive style, adding samples from nature to reflect her commitment to environmental empowerment and rejection of colonial land management. Allara’s career began in 2016 when she accompanied Archie Roach at the Sydney Opera House. In 2019, she received the International Women’s Day First Peoples Emerging Artist Fellowship.