15th Mar 2017
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Friday 31 March, 8 pm
Monte’s Lounge, Alice Springs
Entry: $10 or $20 (including CD)
Apakatjah’s second single is released to iTunes today – the title track from their upcoming album IN BETWEEN.
Taken as a reference to their name, the word ‘apakatjah’ is a Luritja kriol word for a person of mixed race heritage. “Not quite black, not quite white. Somewhere in-between! We once perceived it to be a negative – socially constructed to separate and segregate, to divide and conquer. But now we realise that as Aboriginal people, we’re not the only ones who live this life, but many others. Time to embrace it!”
Catherine Satour’s new video ‘Set The Tone’ was filmed in Rainbow Valley and Alice Springs by local filmmakers Charmaine Ingram and Naithan Wiles, featuring stunning scenery from Central Australia to highlight the love she has for her desert home. (more…)
“Waru is a song about fire and water. The fire spreads through the bush and burns everything in its path. It consumes all the loose debris and fallen trees and prepares the way for new life. Water comes and gives food for hope and for future.
Introducing Miranda Garling, Bec Gollan and Dora Smith!
Over the next three weeks one new single from the Alukura compilation album will be released each Friday, introducing Australia to three new Australian Indigenous female singer-songwriters.
The first single from Apakatjah’s long-awaited album is available on iTunes from 23 September!
Gawurra dominated the National Indigenous Music Awards this weekend, taking New Talent of the Year, Cover Art, Film Clip, and the prestigious Album of the Year award! Artist of the Year was given to fellow Arnhem Land superstar Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. (more…)
Catherine Satour’s new EP is released TODAY! Featuring five beautiful tracks that highlight the musical and personal journey that Catherine has experienced as an Aboriginal female musician from Central Australia.
Since the release of his debut album Ratja Yaliyali in April this year, he has performed at Federation Square, appeared on the Marngrook Footy Show and received glowing reviews from music media such as Rolling Stone, who awarded his album 4.5 stars.
He will be performing at this year’s NIMA award ceremony, held in Darwin’s botanical gardens on Saturday 6 August.
Congratulations to Gawurra for winning NT Song of the Year Award for the second year in a row! The award ceremony was held last weekend on 9 July in Darwin, which saw Gawurra win the pop category again this year, for his song ‘Mulunda’ (Kingfisher).