The times they are a-changing. Our new normal dictates new rules of entertainment, such as gigs that are live-streamed. Common Roots is one such event to watch out for. It’s a fund-raising online music festival in which 30 musicians will perform for a social cause on Saturday, May 16 and Saturday, May 23 from 2pm for 12 hours. The eclectic artist line-up features musicians such as Aabha Hanjura, Raghu Dixit, Ricky Kej, Quque Mntambo and Al Parkinson (pictured above) among others.

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be compiling playlists of a few artists we like. Take Al Parkinson, who describes her genre of music as “happy/sad” and plays the electric guitar and ukulele. The singer, a Melbourne native, has played at numerous music festivals across Australia, and sings songs of love and loss. Check them out here. To register for the event, see here.

‘You Look Good In Blue’

‘Like This’

‘Mess Around Man’

‘I Get Through The Year Just Fine’