Meet Lady Lash an Aboriginal Greek Hip Hop Jazz MC, who returns to her ancestral
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Lady Lash Documentary Synopsis
Lady Lash Hip hop/Jazz MC of Aboriginal and Greek decent is a creative mother and songstress who will take you on a journey. From the streets of Melbourne in her DIY guerrilla style sound booth to wild ocean, sea scrub and red sandy earth of Kokatha country for women’s business (far west coast -South Australia). Lady Lash inspired by her connection to country is rewriting her narrative, breaking stereotypes and singing up a storm of creative fusion.
Crystal Clyne is Lady Lash, a strong Aboriginal woman with Greek ancestry from Ceduna, South Australia; belonging to the Kokatha people. Lady Lash lives in inner city Melbourne working in the music industry as a Hip Hop/Jazz Artist. This passionate and creative mother and songstress, has performed in Deborah Cheetham’s Opera, at the Sydney Opera House. She also worked as producer and presenter for Indigenous current affairs and arts for national radio.
The 1/2 hour documentary, Lady Lash (working title) will be filmed in Melbourne (Naarm) and on Kokatha country in Ceduna & Koonibba, drawing a thread to delve deeper into Lady Lash’s ancestral connection and the traditional significance of country to the Kokatha women. Lady Lash will return to her homeland and reconnect with her Nana, Senior Elder (Aunty) Sue Coleman- Haseldine (received noble peace prize on behalf of ICAN) to learn traditional practice.
The juxtaposition of Lady Lash’s city lifestyle as a MC and mother of three, feeling the graffiti street-scapes combining two musical styles of Hip Hop and Jazz to traditional women’s business is a strong point of difference.
Lady Lash breaks all the banality of stereotypes, recording her new album in her stairwell (turned sound recording booth) whilst her husband produces upstairs in the hallway of their commission house in South Melbourne. The ingenuity of Lady Lash speaks volumes.
The documentary Lady Lash will be a wild experience and feed today’s broadcast and online audience, who are seeking new aesthetically interesting and different stories, whilst breaking the mold of the one fits all concept that laces our free to air media landscape.
A female driven story with a female Aboriginal protagonist the age of 35 yrs., will appeal to the under-tapped market- the female audience (over 35 yrs.) that has now been acknowledged with the assistance of Gender Matters In addition Lady Lash has a youth following, featuring on the website of JJJ the young audience base are drawn in by the style of music Lady Lash makes, setting up a connection for the audience to be invited into the diverse and traditional significance of country.
Producer: Rochelle Humphrey
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