Sydney Festival: Kee’ahn

Sydney Festival presents the soulful voice and tender songwriting of trailblazing First Nations musician Kee’ahn.


“Delicately blending R&B and pop with a strong songwriting foundation… Kee'ahn has become a favourite on the live front.” ABC

A rising star whose name comes from the Wik word meaning ‘to dance and play’, Kee’ahn has been stunning audiences and critics alike with their sublime mix of soul, pop and R&B. The Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal, and Badu Islander singer-songwriter dazzled with their 2020 debut single, Better Things, a track that showed off their rich vocals, lush melodies and gift for songwriting about heartbreak, healing and vulnerability.

That same year, the queer First Nations artist won the Archie Roach Foundation Award for emerging talent at the National Indigenous Music Awards. In 2023, Kee’ahn delivered the stunning single Sunsets, followed up with Take No More, a reggae-tinged collaboration with icon Emma Donovan that serves as a poignant rallying cry for First Nations people. With an impressive string of live performances to their name, Kee’ahn has played with Hiatus Kaiyote, Paul Kelly, Stella Donnelly, Julia Jacklin and many more.

Get ready to experience the power of an extraordinary voice.


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