Fred Leone

Country: Australia

Fred Leone is a respected community leader, proudly representing his Australian Aboriginal, Tongan, and South-Sea Islander heritage with ancestral ties to the Garawa and Butchulla Tribes. A ground-breaking artist, Fred is a Butchulla Songman and language custodian, renowned for his original performances and recordings across various genres. He is the visionary behind QLD’s only Indigenous-owned record label, Impossible Odds Records. With international acclaim, Fred has toured as a featured artist with the esteemed Black Arm Band in Canada, China, Malaysia, Brazil, the UK, and Australia, and presented solo theater works in the UK. A passionate advocate for Indigenous rights, Fred’s influence extends to his roles in the Australian Live Music Business Council and the Indigenous Advisory Group for the National Indigenous Music Awards.

Fred Leone adalah seorang pemimpin komunitas yang dihormati, dengan bangga mewakili latar belakang Aboriginal, Tongan dan South-Sea Islander Australianya, dengan ikatan leluhur dengan suku Garawa dan Butchulla. Seorang seniman yang inovatif, Fred adalah seorang pemandu lagu Butchulla dan pelindung bahasa lokal, yang telah mendapat pengakuan atas penampilan-penampilan serta rekaman-rekamannya yang original melintasi beragam genre. Ia adalah visioner di balik label rekaman milik masyarakat adat bernama Impossible Odds Records. Dengan pengakuan internasional yang ia dapatkan, Fred telah tampil dengan Black Arm Band yang sangat dihargai di Kanada, Cina, Malaysia, Brazil, UK, dan Australia. Seorang advokat hak-hak masyarakat adat yang penuh semangat, pengaruh Fred juga meluas kepada peranannya dalam Australian Live Music Business Council dan  Indigenous Advisory Group for the National Indigenous Music Awards.

Appearing in

Special Event | Jazz Poetry at Cantina Rooftop

Art forms converge as Poetry meets Jazz on the terrace of Ubud’s Latino bar, Cantina Rooftop. Hosted by Vamba Sherrif, Chris Tse, Joanna Yang, Ghayath Almadhoun, and Fred Leone will …

Music & Performances | 2023 Festival Poetry Slam

Be a part of the annual Poetry Slam, one of the Festival’s most electrifying events. From global poets to local sensations, who will captivate the crowd? In this event, we …

Music & Performances | Closing Night Party

The Festival’s closing night guarantees a festive celebration brimming with music, dance, and heartfelt appreciation. Spanning from Bali to Papua, these performances eloquently reflect the Festival’s rich diversity. Come join …