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i found their music refreshing and original. i love love loved it.

jubjub
27 Oct, 2006

Got me out of my chair and dancing around my (home) office!! Very groovy track, love it. Sitting here having a bourbon myself!, love the stuff! Nic, WA

Nicholitch
21 Oct, 2006

beautiful strong harmonies girls. really great song. well produced top arrangement. bops along nicely.

butch
19 Oct, 2006

Great duo who have good harmony and a great allround sound. These guys are also a great live act. mooditj yorgas

fredey
18 Oct, 2006

nice sounds, great voices, layering. I liked this track.

Hanna
03 Sep, 2006

As with all of Jesse and Della's music, this song comes straight from the heart. The girls express with such melancholy , a story so close to the heart, of family uprooted and homelands destroyed. Beautifully done. Such natural talent.

dragonD
21 Oct, 2006 - Triple J


Discography

EP "Talk & Talk" 2005
LP "Yowarliny" 2007

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Bio

Djiva (Jeeva) is Jessie Lloyd, a Murri and TSI from North Queensland and Della Rae Morrison, a Noongar of the South West of Western Australia.

“We believe that every life process leaves behind a vibrational residue in the earth, just as a plant leaves behind its image as a seed - so the spirit of every place is bound forever to the memory of its origin.

The word for this ‘seed power’ or life force is ‘Djiva’ and ‘Djiva’ is the spark that ignites the dormant seed into life. We hope that people hear that connection to past and future in our music and feel the same spark and spirit.”

Singing in English and Indigenous languages, the pair has been performing with their 3 piece band since 2004, releasing their debut EP the same year.
Despite its low key release, the EP received Australia-wide airplay and the band was subsequently featured on ABC TV’s Message Stick.

Invitations from some of Australia’s most prestigious festivals followed, and the band has since performed at the Dreaming Festival, Songlines, Perth International Arts Festival, Tarerer Festival, Fairbridge, Nannup and Naidoc Celebration around Australia, Djiva have also played supports for internationally acclaimed acts such as Archie Roach, Yothu Yindi, Paul Kelly and Renee Geyer.

In March Djiva performed alongside Shane Howard and John Butler plus top Indigenous artists as part of the 32 piece Helpmann Award-winning ‘Murundak - The Black Arm Band’ concert ensemble in Perth.

In 2007 Djiva released its debut album “Yowarliny” to wide acclaim. “...the year’s most spectacular celebration of Indigenous music…” Xpress Magazine

Picking up the 2007 NAIDOC Perth Award for Artist of the Year, Djiva also won the 2007 WAM World Music Song of the Year and was nominated at the 2008 WAMi Awards as WA’s Best Indigenous Act.