Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Waveney Yasso stunned the room into silence, opening the day with a captivating performance of “Mother Earth”, a song she co-wrote to pay respect to the Elders and the Traditional Owners of the land.It includes elements of a traditional song that was sung as part of a farewell to all the tribes at the end of the bunya nut festival.Waveney has received permission to sing this language.
Waveney follows up with “Our World” throwing her beatboxing skills into the mix. Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Waveney Yasso studied Contemporary Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Since graduating, she has dedicated her time to performing and composing, as well as children’s theatre. She’s worked with the best in the industry, sharing the stage with Beyoncé’s band, Xavier Rudd and has workshopped with Billy Joel’s band, P!NK’s band and Ray Thistlewayte.
Waveney has the ability to capture audiences with her emotive lyrics and catchy melodies. Her passion for politics and world events is evident and strongly portrayed through her music. Her influences include a range artists such as Blue King Brown, Lauryn Hill, Amel Larriex, Eryka Badu and more.
Amongst her many original compositions, Waveney is co-writer of a beautiful, lyrical Acknowledgement of Country.