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Ny Oh Shares Single 'Australia' + Announces Auckland Show w/ Fables

Ny Oh Shares Single 'Australia' + Announces Auckland Show w/ Fables

C.C. / Photo credit: @kristywalkerphoto / Tuesday 1st February, 2022 12:01PM

Once again calling Aotearoa home following extensive overseas travels, including a 2021 stint as part of Harry Styles' Love on Tour Band, Tauranga-born songwriter Ny Oh aka Naomi Ludlow shares new single 'Australia' in advance of a solo EP launching in March. Playing a special just-announced seated gig at Tāmaki's The Wine Cellar on 10th February with Jess Bailey's indie-folk musical ensemble Fables, Ludlow explained the themes behind her powerful "song written by the land, for the people" over on Bandcamp in a statement we've excerpted below. Read Ny Oh's passionate words urging listeners to "decolonise our hearts and heads," and grab tickets for this intimate event while you can...

Ny Oh and Fables
Thursday 10th February - The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR (unwaged & waged options available)

"I honor the Gamilaraay nation, of whose land this song was received through. I honor the Ngāi Tahu peoples, of whose land I sit on writing this.

Australia is a song written by the land, for the people.
 It is understood in Native communities all over the world, that earth gives life to everything.

It is the land that governs us, not the other way around. There is no concept of ownership, there is no way to treat the land with anything other than respect and gratitude.
 In Australia, and all other countries across this globe, Aboriginal communities are the most affected by the parasitic-like colonialism of the past 500 years. Environmental devastation is one of the major players in the decimation of Aboriginal/Native communities globally.

My privilege has taken me to many places on this planet, the Pilliga Forest in New South Wales being one of them. A sparsely populated area that was once cared for by the Gamilaraay peoples, now divided into national forest and private farmland.
The remaining Aboriginal watch as their ancestral burial grounds are coal seam gas mined by large oil/gas companies that have enough money to brush the harm they're inflicting under the rug. Aluminum, arsenic, barium, noron, lead, nickel, uranium are just a handful of compounds they've found in their water supply in recent years.
As we reach the point of no return in the degradation of sacred land, we look to our Aboriginal communities for the answers. We realize the very people we've oppressed are the ones who can save us.

In order to protect this land, we must raise the voices of the people who have the knowledge and answers. Reparations must be made and land must be returned. We must decolonise our hearts and heads.

Please take a minute after listening to check out how you can assist in treaty, advocacy, and solidarity with actions to promote, defend and support Native peoples and land rights in Australia. I’ve included some links below.

And furthermore, please check out this map to find out about the land you're on and how you can assist in the amplification of Native voices and land rights in your area.

My wish for this song is that it reminds you there is no separation between you and the land. The pain we inflict upon it, is the pain we inflict upon ourselves." - Ny Oh

'Australia' is out now via major streaming services.


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Ny Oh and Fables
Thu 10th Feb 7:30pm
The Wine Cellar, Auckland