Ever since I can remember myself, music was a constant thing in my life. Over the years I changed and added the styles I was listening to, but it was always a safe place for me to clear the heart and mind from everything else going on around me.
A few weeks ago Kirbanu, a gifted musician, approached me through Instagram to put some of her beautiful music on one of my videos.
Besides being a kind and good person, I listened to her on her YouTube channel and fell in love with the music she's composing, singing and playing.
I was also very moved by her and asked her to share her inspiring story with us.
You can read all about her and connect to her social media below.
Our video collaboration can be seen by clicking on the photo
Words About Kirbanu's Journey:
I’m Kirbanu, an Australian singer, songwriter, poet, traveler and perpetual self-inquirer. I create music and prose that examine and celebrate our perfectly imperfect life.
When I turned 20 I realized I’d been making all my choices, and essentially living, for everyone else. So I quit everything, got a guitar and started traveling around the world. I taught myself how to write songs whilst on the road, using YouTube, online courses, private teachers, even distance university programs. I wanted to learn and get better at it.
In the last 14 years I’ve lived in 6 different countries and traveled through another 28.
In the last 5 I’ve released 3 albums, 2 live recorded EPs and will release my third EP, “Echo Chamber” on March 1st 2018. I’ve performed over 450 concerts across 3 continents, ranging from festivals to living room shows. All in the name of perusing my dream and living the life I choose to live, 100% for me.
Living 100% from my own music means I have to have thick skin, be resourceful, and embrace the hustle attitude. Life is happening while you’re waiting. So don’t wait. Do. You have to do whatever it takes to make what you want come true. The greatest obstacle you’ll face on your path does not lie within the world. It is within yourself. So constantly keep an eye within. See where you are lying to yourself. Be honest with you. Change what needs to be changed. You are not your past. You are who you choose to be now. And the decisions you make and the actions you take, now, in this moment, are the ones which shape your future.
Click HERE to go to her website
Click HERE for her Spotify channel and music
Click HERE for her Instagram
Click HERE for her YouTube channel
Click HERE for her weekly live hangouts (Facebook page)
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