Hurray for the Riff Raff

Returning to Australia with their unique sound
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About the event

With musical influences from places as diverse as New Orleans, The Bronx and Puerto Rico, Hurray for the Riff Raff’s sound is all their own. It’s sure to delight audiences when they return to Australia in 2018.

Lead vocalist, Alynda Segarra, is a creative powerhouse who began her musical career when she ran away from home at 17. Busking for survival across America, she honed her craft through dreams of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Memphis Minnie, and Woody Guthrie. Since then Segarra has realised that she is a Puerto Rican kid from the Bronx with a different story to tell.

She released four albums with Hurray for the Riff Raff, including Small Town Heroes, featuring 'The Body Electric', a song that NPR’s Ann Powers called “The Political Song of the Year” in 2014.

Their latest album is called The Navigator, which Seggarra describes as being about a young street kid, much like herself, who grows up in a city similar to New York. Through The Navigator, the listener hears an ambitiously interwoven, cinematic story of a wandering soul that finally realised she needed to connect with and honour her ancestors.