Zeadala

 

Zeadala is a poet and musician from South-West Sydney who avidly addresses themes of social inequality, politics and self-reflection in her works. 

The word Zeadala 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 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 community talks during Sydney Ideas at The Seymour Centre.

Zeadala has been mentored by some of Sydney’s most respected female artists, including MC Trey and ALPHAMAMA who have 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 an activist and environmental educator, Zeadala 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 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.

She performed at The Plot Festival among artists like Tash Sultana and Thelma Plum in 2016 and 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.

A true creative and mesmerizing performer with spine-shiver worthy vocals, Zeadala is steadily making a name for herself in Sydney’s art scene.