Earth's Heart Calling
The region’s finest musicians are recognized at the 2014 NCEIA Dolphin Awards. Lismore Indigenous musician Tom Avery, aka Blakboi, opened the event, awarded
Best Male Vocals.
Hear Tom on Jingi Wallah.
JYOSHANA LA TROBE
Jyoshna La Trobe is Music Director for Earth's Heart Calling.
Jyoshna is a singer/song writer and Auckland-based ethnomusicologist and composer who has been collecting audio/visual documentation of indigenous music . Her name comes from Sanskrita and the meaning is "moon light". Kirtan plays a major role in Dr La Trobe's musical and academic career. Many of Dr La Trobe's music compositions are pada kirtan or 'devotional songs' and nama kirtan or 'chanting the name of the divine'. Her research into the background of kirtan led her to Rarh , India , the homeland of the Giita Govinda by Jayadeva (11th century) where she spent 2005-2010 documenting the traditional kirtan performances. Her own kirtan compositions are a blend of western singer/songwriter genres and Rarh devotional music.