“The blend of language tradition and contemporary music styles makes this so fantastic.”
– Claire Mooney of Triple J Unearthed on “Waru”
“Intricate acoustic guitar work and strong vocals are a hallmark of Apakatjah. Add to this a full band sound and you get to a different space altogether. Their debut album ‘In Between’ blasts out of this space with a musical depth that is inspiring… ‘In Between’ is a diverse album that grabs on and doesn’t let go, compelling the listener to play through to the last note” – Foldback.com.au
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.
Through its two band members 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.