Monday, May 21, 2018

Tash Sultana

I would like to bring attention to Natasha (Tash) Sultana, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, Australia. This 22 year-old artist started crafting her musical talent at age 3 when she was gifted her grandfather’s guitar. Now, she can play 18 instruments including the trumpet, drums, saxophone and flute.

Tash had a breakthrough in 2016 when her live bedroom recordings on YouTube went viral. This is a link to her first post of “Jungle” which now has over 17 million views.

I came across Busker Stories, a webseries of short documentaries that reveals what it’s like to be a street performer - or busker - in Melbourne, Australia. Here is a link to the inside story of Tash Sultana and her busking experience:

Lastly, this a link to Tash Sultana’s website that features her upcoming tours, merchandise and short biography. I enjoyed scrolling through the concert dates and seeing how many are already sold out.  

Tash is a badass powerhouse with an amazing voice and captivating presence. My boyfriend was the one to show me her video recordings and I have been a huge fan ever since. We were able to see her live in Seattle last October as she was wrapping up her tour. Watching her dance around barefoot on stage while playing various instruments, beat-boxing and singing remains one of my most favorite concert experiences.