DELINE BRISCOE

Deline Briscoe is a strong Yalanji Songwoman from the Daintree Region of Far North Queensland. Her roots planted deep in  Yalanji culture and Gospel vocals Deline combines the two worlds   in her 2018 Album "Wawu".

Deline’s Career spans over 2 decades with some of Australia’s most celebrated vocalists including Archie Roach, Lou Bennett, Paul Kelly, Shane Howard, Emma Donovan, Airileke, Andrea Keller, Iian Grandage and has toured the world with two vocally exquisite ensembles, Black Arm Band  and Mission Songs Project. 

Wawu  is a  stunning solo album which collaborates with Producer Airileke (Yothu Yindi), Pianist  Stephen Maxwell (Jimmy Cliff) and  5 time ARIA Award winning composer Andrea Keller recording an exquisite piece of art in the track “Sonrise”. While the  ethereal Tree (co-written with Bart Willoughby, based on a poem by Kevin Gilbert), is a Hymn to creation and nature.  Reinventing the   Tiddas track “Ignorance is Bliss” in a hip-hop, jazz infused version that moves your soul featuring their Harmonies. 

 The mood of  "Wawu"  is compassionate and redemptive. In both subject and style, the album’s acoustic hiphop/jazz/roots fusions draw parallels with Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. 

Deline’s live vocal delivery has the ability to change hearts, minds and even change the weather. Interweaving Wungkabadi (yalanji traditional singing) with a jazz, hip-hop, soul infusion. Her extraordinary  compositions are enriched by  brilliant musicians, Airileke (drums) and Stephen Maxwell (keys/bass).  "Wawu" is a show that is an absolutely necessary experience.

Photo: Peggy Lane

Photo: Peggy Lane