This week on Let’s Talk – The Arts, Rachael brings you a super special episode, recorded live at QPAC’s Clancestry Festival. Following our interview with the event organisers and curators last week, this week we’re sharing a series of brilliant “behind-the-scenes” interviews with some of this year’s biggest acts. Join Rachael as she explores the Clancestry grounds, soaking up the incredible atmosphere of the event, before heading backstage to the Greenroom to catch up with Ballardong Whadjuk and Nyoongar woman Kristel Kickett and Jawoyn and Torres Strait Islander woman Candice Lorrae, aka: The Merindas. After a rich and joyful chat encompassing everything from the power of Black women musicians to the iconic influence of The Spice Girls, Rachael heads upstairs to meet high-octane showman J-MILLA. In this rich conversation, J shares his big personality, some controversial faves, and a wholehearted reflection on the power and possibility of music as a way to tell the truth, to speak back to the system, and to have a whole lot of fun.

With some unplanned guest interviews on the grounds at Clancestry, and the vibrant sounds of the festival as a background, this is an episode not to be missed.