Sydney NSW, Australia
Zeadala is a South-West Sydney based poet and musician who avidly addresses themes of social inequality, politics and self-reflection in her works. The word Eadala itself is an Arabic one for justice- aligning with her desire to uphold fairness and equality and challenge stereotypes through being a voice for women of colour who are underrepresented in Australia’s media and music scene.
A performer, inspirer and princess of the pen- Zeadala challenges normative narratives with her unique style, simple yet rhythmic guitar compositions, amiable vocals and bold lyrics. Her presence will warm your heart like a cup of honey and lemon tea and have you nodding to the truth she speaks. It is no wonder she has supported international artists like Omar Offendum at his exclusive concert in Sydney and Akala at his artists and community talks as part of Sydney Ideas at The Seymour Centre.
Zeadala has been mentored by some of Sydney’s most respected female artists, MC Trey and ALPHAMAMA has also supported some of Australian Hip Hop’s hard hitters such as Sarah Connor and P. Smurf with Stayfly Sydney- a crew of creative ladies in Hip Hop. As well as being an activist and environmental educator, she is able to effortlessly infuse her awareness with elements of rhythm and poetry and soulful melodies to create sounds that range from folk to bossa-nova to conscious Hip Hop. Think Laura Marling meets Lauryn hill. She recently performed at NSW Parliament House for the 2016’s International Women’s Poetry and Arts Festival and was on a panel that centred on transnational responses to injustice as part of Vivid Ideas Sydney 2016.
A true creative and mesmerizing performer with goose bump worthy vocals, Zeadala is steadily making a name for herself in Sydney’s art scene. She performed at The Plot Festival amongst the likes of Tash Sultana and Thelma Plum in 2016 and again in 2017. Supporting Sarah Connor, Zeadala had the opportunity to support Butterfingers as well as Atmosphere and Brother Ali at The Metro Theatre. She is currently working on her debut EP set to release in 2018.
Sydney NSW, Australia