Electric Fields: Representing Australia with Indigenous Australian Culture at Eurovision

This year, Australia is represented at the Eurovision Song Contest by Electric Fields, a pioneering duo known for their modern electronic music that seamlessly blends with Indigenous culture. Their performance, “One Milkali (One Blood),” promises to deliver an unforgettable show that celebrates a mix of styles and traditions.

Meet Electric Fields

Electric Fields is comprised of vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding and keyboardist and producer Michael Ross. Together, they form a powerful music duo that has gained recognition for their innovative approach to combining contemporary sounds with Indigenous influences. Many fans may remember their performance in SBS’s 2019 national selection show, where they placed second with their song “2000 And Whatever.”

Zaachariaha Fielding, born in 1991, studied Indigenous Australian music and began producing his own work at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music at the University of Adelaide. Meanwhile, Michael Ross is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer from Adelaide, drawing on a variety of musical influences, including Mariah Carey, The Cranberries, Tracy Chapman, and Lauryn Hill.

The Rehearsal

Electric Fields’ Eurovision rehearsal showcases their unique style and artistic vision. Fans may recall their performance in the 2019 Australia Decides competition, where they captivated audiences with their second-place finish.

Their performance includes references to the Fibonacci sequence, blending the concept of the “golden ratio” into their stage presence. Zaachariaha Fielding’s stunning white dress transforms into a rainbow under the arena lights, creating a cosmic explosion of light and color. He is accompanied by Michael Ross on the keyboard, two backup singers, and a didgeridoo player.

The stage is lively, making the performance exciting and welcoming to everyone. Electric Fields’ use of the Indigenous language “Yankunytjatjara” adds a unique touch to Eurovision’s history, making their performance a celebration of Australia’s rich cultural heritage.

Electric Fields’ mix of modern music and Indigenous culture brings a refreshing addition to the Eurovision stage. As they take the spotlight, they are sure to leave an indelible mark on the audience with their innovative and culturally rich performance.

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Source: https://eurovisionfun.com/en/2024/04/eurovision-2024-australias-first-rehearsal/

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