Barkly Divas Story

Barkly Divas is a three-day workshop for Indigenous females in the Barkly Region who have a passion for music. Based on the successful Desert Divas program in Alice Springs, Barkly Divas is held during the Desert Harmony Festival in Tennant Creek.

2015 Barkly Divas

The 2015 Barkly Divas was held over three days during the Desert Harmony Festival in Tennant Creek. The Barkly Divas learnt skills in performance, songwriting and music industry and performed their own songs in front of a large crowd at Peko Park ands also opened for the annual BamFEST. Mentors at this program includes Dallas Frasca, Eleanor Dixon from Rayella, Beatrice and Kirra Voller. Thanks to all the girls who were involved in the program and to all the supporters of the Divas.

2014 Barkly DIVAS

2014 Barkly Divas was a three-day intensive workshop series held during the Desert Harmony Festival in Tennant Creek, leading to a performance at the annual BamFest - which was broadcast live across the world through the festival website. Mentors at this program included Dallas Frasca, Steph from Bat Hazzard, Kirra Voller, Amy Hetherington and Monica from APRA|AMCOS inbound.



The Barkly Divas was a music program for aspiring female Indigenous musicians, rappers, singers and songwriters from the Barkly Region. The program included three days of songwriting, music industry and performance workshops, all building towards the Barkly Divas Showcase at the Youth Night during the 2013 Desert Harmony Festival (August). Mentors for the program included Kirra Voller, Edi Donald, Jessica Laruffa Milyika Scales and Amy Hetherington.

Click here to see the photos of the Barkly Divas 2013.