Toni Janke releases Eternal album
[supplied by Toni Janke]
First Nations Singer/Songwriter, TONI JANKE released her a new CD, Eternal earlier this month. This is an album from a woman with an eternal spirit who has been writing, singing and performing for many years.
Toni is a Wuthathi and Meriam woman who grew up in Cairns and later Canberra. Toni begin singing and playing the guitar when she was 11 years old. She has written and recorded original albums on her own independent music label, Toni Janke Productions. She has won national awards for her music since releasing her first EP Hearts Speak Out in 1993 and has performed at many festivals and events across Australia. She released The Brink CD (2000) and Jewel of the North CD (2004).
“This new album has been a long time coming but finally I’m so excited to be able to release it. It’s a mixture of some upbeat songs with a feelgood message as well as a couple of love songs and ballads,” she said.
“Eternal is almost like coming full-circle for me. It’s symbolic, as it comes nearly 30 years after my debut release, Hearts Speak Out. It’s all about returning to the heart. We are eternal, spiritual beings. We are all connected.”
“Everyone can relate to this album. I really love sharing my passion for music. Music has the power to transform the world. It’s so uplifting and inspirational.”
Toni is well-known in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and has worked in many areas in various roles in Indigenous affairs in a professional career spanning more than three decades. She has worked in government, community organisations, law, media, the arts and education. She currently works in the community sector and is also a coach and mentor. She graduated with a law degree in her early 20s and has also completed post-graduate studies in ministry and theology. Toni has her own YouTube channel and hosts her own podcast series. Toni had two adult daughters and lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Eternal is available on Spotify, iTunes or Apple Music and other major platforms. Toni will be performing at various events in Brisbane and south-east Queensland in the coming months to promote the album.
Visit out Toni’s website www.tonijanke.com
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