15th Mar 2017
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Friday 31 March, 8 pm
Monte’s Lounge, Alice Springs
Entry: $10 or $20 (including CD)
“Fusing traditional language with English and some brilliant guitar work and contemporary arrangements, [Apakatjah] have woven the threads of their rich ancestry with a wide range of musical influences” AU Review
Emerging from the deserts of Central Australia is the unique sound of Apakatjah who combine intricate guitar work with ancient languages, stirring harmonies and traditional instruments.
Apakatjah combines the cultures of Aboriginal Australia (Pintupi-Luritja, Pitjantjatjara, Pertame Central Arrernte, Alywarre, Kaytitj and Islander), as well as heritage from European, Indonesian, Irish, Welsh and Dutch migrants. The word ‘apakatjah’ is a Luritja kriol word for a person of mixed race heritage, which the duo have reclaimed to demonstrate the pride they have in their identity and to draw strength from their culture.