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Hailing from the Eastern Highlands and New Ireland provinces of Papua New Guinea, though now Sydney Australia-based, Ngaiire’s sound melds electronic neo-soul, gospel, and big pop sounds, strained through the lens of a First Nations Papua New Guinean songwriter. Her musical career crosses genres and mediums and expectations. Described by Rolling Stone as “a near perfect slice of hushed future soul, the muted synths cushioning Ngaiire’s endlessly expressive vocal performance”, Ngaiire-pronounced nigh-ree (rhymes with diary), has an innovative approach that has garnered her 4 ARIA award nominations (the Australian Grammys) including Artist of the Year, 4 National Live Music Awards, 3 FBi Radio SMAC Awards, and the inaugural Australian Women in Music Award for Artistic Excellence. She has collaborated with and joined other groundbreakers of sound on tour such as Sufjan Stevens, Alicia Keys, Flume, Nai Palm of Hiatus Kaiyote and Leon Bridges. In 2021, she became the first musician to play in front of the National Press Club in Canberra, the first Papua New Guinean to appear on ABC’s “Play School” (Australia’s “Sesame Street”) and the first Papua New Guinean to be painted for the historical Archibald prize. Ngaiire may be most recognisable to US fans of the Oprah and Ava DuVernay show Queen Sugar with torch gospel song 'Fall Into My Arms' being featured in the penultimate episode of the second series. Not allowing herself to be defined solely as a musician, Ngaiire is an avid visual artist and creator. She weaves this aspect of her creativity throughout her performances allowing audiences to further engage with the stories Ngaiire writes about. She is the painter behind her award nominated album cover for '3' and has had her video work hung and displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW.