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Freedom Summers

The Bellingen Brewery & Co.
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Soul-Folk Reggae

Freedom began her music career in London after her formal art studies in East Sydney, in the mid-nineties.
Whist squatting in Brixton, she was immersed in the vibrant music scene, where reggae music became a big influence in her writing about her spiritual journey and life experiences. She mixes this gentle rocking in her contemporary folk music and her love songs.

Freedom returned to Australia with a new sense purpose and awareness and headed straight to Darwin for the tropical sunsets, coconuts and the sea-breeze.

The name ‘Freedom’ was given to her by an indigenous woman at that time. (‘Summers’ is her family surname). The newly founded, Freedom Summers, began studies in contemporary music at the Charles Darwin University. This gave her a diploma in music technology and set her up into a new life of recording and performance.

Hundreds of gigs later and after many years in Darwin, Freedom moved to the Mid North Coast, NSW and began a new phase of recording. The ‘Songs of the Sun’ album was recorded in her little solar powered shack studio, near the beach, on an environmentally sustainable community where she now lives.

Freedom is also an exhibiting fine artist. She shares her interest between Art and Music and tries to spend as little time as possible on the internet. Freedom would rather spend the time in nature as this is where she finds inspiration for her sculpture. These works are abstract assemblages of found objects. Freedom also travels quite a bit and chooses photography as the art practice which is the most practical. Reflections of the Australian landscape in the wilderness is one of the major themes in her impressionistic photography.