Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
This Sunday sees WA Music Industry Award winner for ‘Best World Act’ and ‘Song of the Year’ in the world and folk category, play Subiaco Arts Centre as part of the City of Subiaco’s free winter concert series, [email protected] Grace Barbé (pronounced Bar-bay), is a singer, songwriter and musician with roots in the tiny Indian Ocean Creole nation of Seychelles; home to a unique culture that fuses Africa, Europe and Asia.

Grace’s music, like her mixed heritage, reflects and celebrates the diverse influences of her Creole culture. Grace Barbé is from a very exotic place!

Grace Barbé said the Seychelles people are a unique blend of African, Indian, Chinese, French and British blood.

“A melting pot of people of mixed black, Asian and European heritage,” Grace said.

“The cross-over of pop, funk and reggae while still retaining the authenticity of my Creole roots is very appealing to the wider national and international audience,” she said.

Her music is a colourful combination of Indian Ocean Afro-Creole and island roots - sung in Creole, English and French, and is laced with a modern pop sensibility of reggae and funk.

An experienced performer with a strong stage presence, Grace has shared the stage and played alongside artists such as Tony Allen, Cat Empire, Ben Lee, The Wailers, UB40, Ernest Ranglin, Bombo, The Black Seeds, Mad Professor, and Ba Cissoko. She has also performed at Australia’s prestigious festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Fairbridge Festival and Southbound Festival.

In November, Grace and her band brought their Afro-Creole groove to the Australasian World Music Expo and the Queenscliff Music Festival in Victoria, Australia to a massive and curious crowd wanting to hear what the Afro-Creole fuss was all about!

Graces debut album ‘Kreol Daughter’ was recorded with UK mixer/producer, Jeremy Allom, best known for mixing Massive Attack‘s first famous album, ‘Blue Lines‘ and working with artists such as Bjork, David Bowie, Freddy McGregor, Sly & Robbie and Maxie Priest.
Tickets are free and are available on the day from 1.15pm, with concerts starting at 2pm and finishing at 3.30pm, including a short break to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine from the Subiaco Arts Centre bar.

The [email protected] series is a free community concert series that covers a mix of themes and genres suitable for all ages. The series runs every Sunday through to 3 October at the Subiaco Art Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco. For more information visit or contact the city on 9237 9222.

Season at a glance

22 August Grace Barbé & Seychelles Rhythms

29 August Urban Cowboy Band

5 September Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys

12 September Angel Sounds
Featuring Bronwyn Wallis

19 September Sabroson – Contemporary Afro-Cuban music

26 September The DomNicks
Classic rock ‘n’ roll with Perth’s rock legends

3 October Justin Freind
Perth’s favourite tenor

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This media release relates to the next performance of the City of Subiaco’s [email protected] concert series being held this winter. The concert series is now in its twenty-third season and aims to provide the community with free accessible entertainment for the local Subiaco residents to enjoy.

Please feel free to include information on this upcoming concert in your public community announcements or media publication and help let the local community know about the wonderful free entertainment being presented. If you would like to arrange an interview or would like more information please contact our media representative, Leigh Jarrett, on 1300 159 950 or [email protected]
Leigh Jarrett
P: 1300 159 950


City of Subiaco, dance, Grace Barbe, [email protected] winter concert, free musical event, August22, 2.00pm to 3.30pm, Subiaco Arts Centre



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