Miriam Lieberman and Agustian Supriatna
Songs of Spirit
This singer-songwriter has an unmistakable voice and is known for her own unique style on the kora – West African harp, the guitar as well as her songwriting. She draws her influences from far and wide – having spent long periods of time studying traditional music in West Africa with local musicians including celebrated kora player Toumani Diabate.
Playing an instrument – the kora that is, even in Africa rarely played by women, her songs carry a feminine perspective reminiscent of Joni Mitchell. Singing also of the wild beauty of the Australian land and seascape in which she grew up, her songs are infused with African rhythms and Wanderlust. Miriam tours both as a soloist and with her trio Lara Goodridge and Susie Bishop. They add soaring arrangements on violin and cello and as well as luscious vocal harmonies.
Miriam has toured extensively both nationally and internationally including at festivals in Japan, Italy, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey, Mali, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Agustian Supriatna, the accompanying bansuri flutist is an Ubud, Indonesia based artist who has founded and performed in numerous bands. Agustian is also a renowned visual artist, having exhibited his works in Asia, Australasia Europe and the Americas. He plays and paints themes of nature, self and a wider connection to the universe.
This will be Miriam and Agus’s 5th or so year presenting and performing at BaliSpirit Festival, to see them on stage check out the Coco Love Stage schedule and for their daytime workshops, see here
For more information about Miriam & Agus, see: http://www.miriamlieberman.com.au/