Blekbala Mujik’s music takes ancient knowledge and tradition and reinterprets it for the modern world. Mixing traditional song and instruments with synthesizers and modern production, Blekbala Mujik carries a message of reconciliation and shared dreams.
Formed in 1986 and led by Peter Miller (Apaak Jupurrula), Blekbala Mujik is one of the most successful bands to emerge from the Top End of Australia.
Hailing from Burunga (Gulin-Gulin) in Arnhem Land, the band is cited in World Music: The Rough Guide as being next best known to Yothu Yindi. Blekbala found international acclaim with the release of its first full-length self-titled release, touring extensively overseas whist still maintaining a loyal and strong fan base throughout remote Central and Top End Australia.
Career highlights include:
- ARIA nomination for ‘Blekbala Mujik’
- Playing to 20,000 people at WOMAD in the Canary Islands
- Triple J ‘Live at the Wireless’ broadcast
- 1996 Deadly Sounds Album of the Year
BEAT MAGAZINE (California) ‘…another indigenous Australian group has risen to the challenge of the old white rock tradition…we feel like we are under the stars with them, dancing with painted faces …musically dynamic, unique, highly danceable music which reflects their exciting live performances.’