Episode Four: Chloe Quayle (aka Barkaa)
The Barkindji people of the Darling, call their freshwater River the Barka, translated it is mother. Chloe Quayle uses the stage name Barkaa the relates to her matriarchal connections. Her debut single “For My Tittas" put her on the map and was a renewed reclamation of the language and the dance, once so feared, it was outlawed. Now on a fast and steady incline as a critical contributor to Australia’s musical landscape.
Barkaa shares times of a former life. Through a teenage pregnancy, incarnation and fuelled by a haze of drugs, she was left empty like her Barka, but her life changed and her music flows with the stories for women.