Five minutes with roots musician Saritah


Saritah is a blues and roots artist from Western Australia, who will play at the 2009 Peats Ridge Sustainable Arts and Music Festival.


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What's your environmental message to your listeners?

I make music to uplift and inspire, and especially with the latest album, Ancient Forward, the songs are about creating a good and positive future for all life on Earth - taking care of ourselves, each other and the planet. It all goes hand in hand.

The songs encourage listeners to operate from their hearts, as when we operate from our hearts we realise that we are connected to all that is. From the small to the big picture - from making simple but profound changes in our daily lives to visioning long term - we are creating our reality in every moment with every thought and every action; it's up to every one of us. 

What's the single biggest eco issue you care about the most?

There are so many, and they're all intertwined and related and affected by each other - but in Australia it definitely all needs to start with Aboriginal people - rights, land, culture, standard of living.

The way the oldest living culture in the world has been disrespected in the last 200 years is shameful. We have so much to learn.

Unfortunately around 40 per cent of the worlds' uranium deposits are on Aboriginal land and we have a government blinded by the dollar - this had led to some serious human rights issues in our own backyard. A friend of mine is making a film about it, which you can learn about at www.ourgeneration.org.au. There is a movement building, and we all need to be a part of it.

For more information on Saritah, check out www.saritah.com.

Click here for more information on the 2009 Peats Ridge Festival.