Aminah Hughes is a musician, writer, artist & photographer.
Cited as “an intelligent and vocal woman of extraordinary musical talent… a powerful musical force” (Robert James, GANGgajang/Yothu Yindi), “celestial” (Shane Howard) and “a strong, soulful singer” (allaboutjazz.com), she has performed at a number of festivals and venues across Australia and Europe, shared stages with Tommy Emmanuel, Aboriginal pioneer Jimmy Little, GANGgajang and the Sydney Youth Orchestra, Ireland’s Seamie O’Dowd, Máirtín O’Connor Band and Sligo Baroque Orchestra and Californian songwriter Thom Moore (Mary Black).
Having appeared on albums by Australia’s Shane Howard, Ireland’s Seamie O’Dowd, Tony Reidy and Máirtín O’Connor Band, European folk-fusion outfit NoCrows and jazz pianist Kieran Quinn, she is currently recording her debut studio album. Recorded in Ireland, USA, Australia and Germany, the album features a host of internationally renowned musicians and has taken Aminah to a number of places, including Nashville to work with GRAMMY® Award winner, Tim Carter.
In the past, Aminah has been a stage actor, a radio DJ and worked in theatre, film & television as an Assistant Director…more
“There’s something about this woman’s commitment to music; she puts her heart and soul into everything she does, and she always makes it her own…There was no distance at all between musicians and audience, with Aminah’s warm charisma drawing us all into a fantastical storyland of songs and poetry. This lady can SING. But she also tells wonderfully vivid tales with every lyric, every word. Tales of love and rebellion, campfires and warriors, the earth and the moon, injustice and freedom.”
– Kate Winter, Author and Journalist (Ireland)