Magickal Ms. G

Multi-disciplinary Artist

G. B. Krishnan (aka. Magickal Ms. G) is a writer,  musician and shape shifter of Sri Lankan Tamil descent, born and based on unceded Gadigal Land in Eora (Sydney, Australia). As a performer, Magickal Ms. G does not break into song. She hacks into whole genres- her vocals reminding us that jazz is not quite done disrupting the politics of respectability. 

Her connection to jazz and blues is informed by her pre-internet experience of being unseen and unreflected in a country she was meant to call her own. Her solace was a sound and culture that had been created against all odds. She connected to this music that broke free from generations of white-supremacist oppression and from strict rules dictating who and how we are allowed to love. For this reason she works passionately towards decolonizing and degentrifying the usual jazz spaces inviting others like her to take up space. 

Her writing practice challenges the script around race, gender, sexuality, ethno-national identity, and family systems. In 2019 she was a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and a Norma Redpath Studio Fellow for Fiction. She is currently working on completing her novella manuscript that was short-listed for the Deborah Cass Prize in 2020. 

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