ABOUT

Ee'da is a spoken-word performance artist, a dancer, an arts educator and a musician. Her sound traverses hip-hop, soul, folk, reggae and electronica, bound together by a unique style resonating with vitality, passion and grace.

She sources her art mostly from personal experiences and transmutes adversity into artistic offerings to sooth the soul.

Her art has been performed on stages like the Arts Centre, United Nations Conference opening at the Exhibition Centre, the legendary Bowery Poetry Club NYC, National Day Celebrations in Aajmer, India, The Silveroom in Chicago, and the Federation Square in Australia.

She has presented her works on RRR and PBS, published her work on Rebelle Society. In 2012, at the Sydney Harmony International Short Film Festival, she earned the title of Most Original Concept for 'Fade to white', a spoken word piece discussing the disturbing practice of skin-bleaching among women of colour.

Ee'da has worked with a broad range of established musicians including Illuminati Congo(US), Cyclonious (UK), Hugo(AU), DJ Nomad(NZ), Mista Savona(AU) Caveman(JM) and has supported international acts such as Lyrics Born and Dead Prez. 

She is the Founder and Creative Director of Sisters for Sisters (SFS)a women’s arts and music collective that spearheads fundraising initiatives for worthy causes locally and abroad. Most recently, she was awarded the ‘Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence’ from the Government House for her engagement in community work.

She may wear many hats but Ee'da is driven by a singular passion – to live a purposeful life, living for the love of music, community, the arts and the simple power of expression.

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She might be small but boy, can she sing. The girl sounds as sweet as she looks.

Chris Gill, Triple R Radio

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My Music

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Ee'da @ B.EAST

Spoken Word: I Have To Go

Sisters For Sisters - Episode 5

 

COMMUNITY

Ee’da has worked with a broad range range of community organizations such as Berry Street, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Fitzroy Learning Network, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, Maribyrnong Youth Services, New hope Foundation, Victoria University Aquatic Centre, Maribyrnong Council to bring wellbeing programs to youths, women and newly-arrived migrants.

She is the co-creator of the Embodied Voice – a program that fuses vocal and movement based practices to build confidence and nurture creativity.

Ee’da learned Odissi Ee’da learned Odissi dance by master-teacher Guru Padma Cheran Dehury from Shakti School of Dance in India and has performed in events such as United Nations Conference for Global Health, AFL Games at Etihad and MGM Stadium and in major festivals such as Rainbow Serpent, Island Vibe, Uplift Festival and Woodford Festival.

Ee'da is the Creative Director and founder of 'Sisters For Sister' (SFS). Since 2011, she has been leading a collective of culturally and linguistically diverse Melbourne-based female artists through SFS, to organise community arts events incorporating music, dance, theatre and visual arts to support, predominantly, women’s empowerment projects in Melbourne and overseas.

Find out more about www.sistersforsisters.com.au

 

 

WRITINGS

Amnesia

You became a total stranger when I became a teenager Somewhere between burgeoning chest, hairy legs...Read

Gypsies don't kiss

The train pulled further and further away from the station, till Luxmi was nothing but a faint dot in the distance...Read

Pooja

Katabahal is a tiny little village in Orissa, nestled on the east coast of India. The land is abundant with rice fields stretching for miles and miles, green and pregnant with grain. I was invited to this village by a master teacher I affectionately called ‘Guruji’. Read

I want to wear you

I want to write you a love poem 
But how do I not sound corny, not sound clichéd? 
Its hard … 
But I want to find a new way to say to you that I love you Read

The Ones

A woman cries tears for a broken world…
She cries, then she dries her eyes
And then, she rises,
again and again
Even when they tell her to cover
unholy beauty,
Cover unholy skin
Because they philosophize that her beauty is ego. Read

 

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