Eco message at heart of Saritah story

Therese ColmanAugusta Margaret River Times

South Korean-born and Perth-raised songstress Saritah will bring her feminine weave of reggae, soul and acoustic sounds to the region this weekend.

The eco-conscious musician will play at Settlers Tavern tonight and Clancy’s Fish Pub in Dunsborough on Sunday.

The roots artist, who is on a worldwide mission to uplift and heal her audiences through her sound, said her new single Here We Stand was an anthem for Mother Earth.

“Songwriting is an elusive process for me,” she said.

“Here We Stand is a response to the current onslaught of pollution and destruction that big business is inflicting on land and water across the planet, and the indigenous-led worldwide movement to protect what precious life is left.

“We are at a point in time where every single human needs to take responsibility for the future of life on Earth.”

Saritah has performed her music Australia-wide and on the global stage, but she is no stranger to the South West, having recently performed at the Nannup Music Festival and the Blues at Bridgetown festival.

“I’ve played both Settlers in Margaret River and Dunsborough before, too,” she told the Times.

“I love that part of the world — Wardan country. I love the peaceful bushland, epic beaches and gorgeous forests.

“If I’m lucky, I’ll even get to catch a few waves this time around.”

Saritah’s gig at Settlers Tavern tonight is free and starts at 9pm.

She takes to the stage at 6pm at Clancy’s Fish Pub on Sunday.

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