Barefoot Divas


Music Director:

Adam Ventoura (Greek Australian)

Barefoot Band:

Marcello Maio (Greek Sicilian) Keys & Accordion
Steve Marin (Chile) Drumset, Percussion & Vocal
Percy Robinson (Maori) Guitar & Vocal
Giorgio Rojas (Peruvian) Drumset & Percussion



Some of Australias most acclaimed female Indigenous singer/songwriters join together with their sisters from New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in a powerful symbolic collaboration.

Walk a Mile in My Shoes is a combination of spoken word poetry, storytelling and song. More than a concert, the show is a cultural experience and intimate disclosure about the lives of these talented performers and about finding commonality and strength in culture and language, as well as showcasing the phenomenal voices of the troupe.

Helpmann Award winner Ursula Yovich (Serbia/Burarra) and Black Arm Band favorite Emma Donovan (Gumbaynggirr NSW) join Whirimako Black (Māori), Maisey Rika (Māori), Merenia (Māori/Roma) and Ngaiire (Papua New Guinea) to share hilarious and heartfelt stories of -life on the stage and on the road, fortified by deep connections to their land and culture.

Barefoot Divas are a group of funny, cheeky and uplifting women who can sometimes take their commentary on the contemporary music industry just that little bit too far. Provocative, hilarious, moving and insightful, Walk a Mile in My Shoes seeks to fulfill an audience’s desire for authentic, deeply-felt entertainment that will inspire and resonate with anyone interested in contemporary song writing and musical expression.

The Divas will be led by Music Director Adam Ventoura (Greek Australian) and the all-star Barefoot Band, Marcello Maio (Greek Sicilian) Keys & Accordion, Steve Marin (Chile) Drumset, Percussion & Vocal, Percy Robinson (Maori) Guitar & Vocal and Giorgio Rojas (Peruvian) Drumset & Percussion.