I spent most of today at Black Tracks listening to good music.
Ngaire promised to be good but it wasn't my thing so I started listening to Ykson at Nomads Palace. This guy didn't speak English but had the audience in the palm of his hand with his humour and great reggae sound. He hails from New Caledonia and had someone in the audience translate his French.
Then I went to Black Dramatics to watch a show called Magpie Blues - Ursula Yovich's story of her life growing up between two worlds. A well told story, a beautiful voice supported by polished musos. Very enjoyable.
Then it was time to head to one of the fires that dot the site.