It is no secret. There is a lot of horror in the world and it is safe to say we have all had a rough week. When senseless acts grip communities, we are often left feeling like we cannot escape. And then we (re)discover music. Music and artists remind us that there is hope, room for recovery and a path forward. Tash Sultana echoed these sentiments stating “you are safe and you are loved” on Tuesday night at Brooklyn Steel.
Not only did Sultana bring her vibey reggae and island trance sound to Brooklyn, she brought her positivity. The singer/songwriter from Melbourne, who made her way by playing on street corners, was met with cheers from adoring fans as she took the stage. Sultana opened with fifteen minutes of elongated musical arrangements where she transitioned from guitar to trumpet to keyboard. Her powerful and varied vocals were on display throughout the night.
During the sold-out show, the one-woman band performed tracks off of her debut EP and provided anecdotes about songs. With bouncing curls tucked under her signature beanie, Sultana rocked out to jams like “Jungle” and “Murder to the Mind.” The crowd was hypnotized by her lively performance.
Tash Sultana released her first EP, Notion, in December 2016. Since then the EP has received critical acclaim, including a J award in 2016 and an APRA Award nomination. She is on tour in the United States until the end of October before heading to Europe and back to Australia.
Article: Alx Bear