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Heroes & Laments by Olive Knight

I had the opportunity to be present for an interview between Olive Knight and 3CR’s Rhythm and Blues journalist Werner Martin for his Hot Damn Tamale show aired Saturday nights between 7 – 8pm.  The interview is jammed full of interesting information as well as tracks and discussion about her latest album Heroes and Laments  produced by Desert Feet Records.

Blues Journalist and 3CR presenter Werner Martin from Hot Damn Tamale with Kankara Nagarra (Olive Knight)
Blues Journalist and 3CR presenter Werner Martin from Hot Damn Tamale with Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Knight)

Below is the audio of the last half of this fascinating interview for listening pleasure. Full interview below.


Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Knight) is an Indigenous elder from the Wangkatjungka  community in a remote part of the Kimberly.  Among her many attributes, Kankawa is a powerful gospel blues singer / songwriter.

Olive is in Melbourne for two major reasons. Firstly, she is employed as a teacher and mentor at Wesley College for the indigenous students.

Secondly, Olive is  currently preparing for her performances with Hugh Jackman in the national concert tour of his new show Broadway to Oz which will be premiering at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on the 24 November.

This is the fourth concert tour that Olive has performed alongside Hugh Jackman.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

Not long after she produced her first album Gospel Blues at the Edge of the Desert  with her Blues mentor Ivan Zar she was invited to debut in Jackman’s 2011 sell-out hit concert Back to Broadway.


Full interview