30 June, 2022
Spring Jaiah to spruce up roots festival
ECSTATIC Dance DJ Spring Jaiah will bring a unique and intentional approach to DJing set to get people up and enjoying the essence of music as she performs at the upcoming Kuranda Roots Festival.
Going by Spring Jaiah, locals know her more affectionately at Ember as she has performed numerous times across the Tablelands.
Despite being born on the Tablelands and growing up in Koah, Ember has never performed at the largest outdoor reggae festival in Australia.
Ecstatic dance has its origins rooted in Hawaii around 25 years ago and is a free form movement with a set plan or intentional approach to a set.
“If anybody hears the word DJ we think of a club or a festival or doof and they are generally music that is the same genre or tempo,” Ember said.
“I am an artist who is very unique to North Queensland and I am actually North Queensland’s first ever female ecstatic dance DJ.
“What I do is I mix multi genre music, so I play diverse genres of music and my set will look like that, it just depends on what time I’m on and what the mood is.”
Ember is extremely honoured and excited to be performing at the Kuranda Roots Festival and says more festivals like it should be done across the country.
“It is a real pleasure to finally be able to dance again considering music and festivals have been banned, we haven’t been able to get together,” she said.
“We need more spaces to celebrate as a community in heathy ways where we can just love music.”
Spring Jaiah is scheduled to play at the upcoming Kuranda Roots Festival from 15-17 July at the base of Emerald Creek Falls, get your tickets at www.kurandaroots.com.au