Next Campfire Concert: Song Balm with Karen Knowles
Campfire concerts are occasions for our community to support artists we believe in, who are doing valuable work in our society and have important messages to share. They’re intimate evenings of music and storytelling in a soft studio setting where audiences and artists get to connect in unique ways.
When: Saturday May 18th 2019.
Time: 7.15 for a 7.30pm start, finish at 9.10pm (duration 70 mins).
Where: Midnightsky, Studio 2, 101 Victoria Street, Fitzroy (very close to the corner of Brunswick Street and Johnston Street).
The Concert: Karen is a long-time member of the Campfire community with a lifetime of experience in singing and performance. In this concert she creates a song balm - a soft space to hold us through the twists and turns of life. It’s a performance as much as it is a healing and storytelling space where Karen guides us gently back to ourselves. Accompanied by Michael Kokinos on guitar and harp and drawing on a repertoire that incorporates indigenous song, she reminds us of our connection to country, always there for us when we are ready to listen.
Campfire in association with Wiilpa present Song Balm with Karen Knowles.
Click below for bookings on the Song Balm website.
About Karen Knowles:
Karen's musical story began when she was eight years old, spending time singing her way into vocal competitions at venues in Melbourne, Australia. After successfully auditioning as a contestant on the television show Young Talent Time (YTT), she stayed with the show for 6 years, making a place in the hearts and minds of Australians all over the country. Since then she has been awarded gold records, topped the charts and toured the country sharing her extraordinary gifts both as a solo performer and at the head of the legendary group The Seekers. More recently, Karen has worked closely with indigenous elders and communities as a Reconciliation Embassador. Her overall mission is to touch people’s hearts, help people feel the embodiment of connection to country and heal gently through her music. Her intention is always to be fully present and able to respond to what she finds needs exploration and expression in the moment.
Karen’s 7th solo album “Solid Ground” has recently been completed and will be officially launched in March 2020 in time for International Womens Day 2020. In 2019, Karen is launching her Song Balm Series - a signature series of concerts and workshops at various locations around Australia. For further details on the Song Balm Series and for bookings at various locations please visit:
About Michael Kokinos:
Michael commenced life as a musician but his pathway has taken him since on the path of a healing journey, becoming a skilled physiotherapist and cranial sacral practitioner. He has lived and worked with indigenous people in the Northern Territory of Australia for over 15 years and worked with various elders and musicians during that time. Michael remains on a healers path but is delighted to be back in the musical world. The music he has been able to bring forth in supporting Karen recently to fulfil her vision for her new music about expressing connection to our country and to ourselves comes from the heart. He blends his skill as a musician and healer and plays from a deep, trusting knowing.
Campfire, Wiilpa and all our collaborators respectfully acknowledge the original inhabitants of the land we live and work on and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.