Music’s big guns set to ignite Karijini

March 21, 2018

Some of Australia’s biggest Aboriginal music stars will take to the red gorges of Karijini next month. Archie Roach, Deborah Cheetham and Gina Williams will be among the line-up at the sixth annual Karijini Experience, […]

Last album, doco to honour great man

March 7, 2018

The last album of Australia’s highest selling Indigenous musician, the late Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, will be released next month just ahead of a documentary about his remarkable life. Both the album Djarimirri – or ‘Child […]

New life has given Emily fresh perspective

January 24, 2018

These days singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara has a new audience for her music — her daughter K’iigari. Wurramara says the baby girl, born on Boxing Day, has given her a new perspective on life and music. […]

New song captures Elijah’s spirit

December 13, 2017

Some of Australia’s most recognisable names in Indigenous music have released a song in memory of 14-year-old Elijah Doughty, whose death in Western Australia last year sparked riots in the Goldfields town of Kalgoorlie and […]

‘I’m an emotional energy that can sing’

November 15, 2017

As a kid, Zaachariaha Fielding would wander around Mimili, a small Aboriginal community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia, whistling and humming. Nowadays he plays on a bigger stage as one half […]

Adrian’s leap from vacuum to didgeridoo

November 1, 2017

As a teenager, international didgeridoo player Adrian Fabila Tjupurrula worked with what he had — and that didn’t include a didgeridoo. Instead he improvised with the plastic hose of the vacuum cleaners he and fellow […]

Together we are strong, sings Shellie

September 6, 2017

Shellie Morris couldn’t always sing in 17 Aboriginal languages. It was a journey the celebrated singer-songwriter, who was adopted as a baby, embarked on after connecting with her culture and family as an adult, and […]

Skye’s the limit for talented Alice

September 6, 2017

Two years after she was named one of the five new Indigenous artists music lovers need to hear, singer-songwriter Alice Skye is on the brink of releasing her debut album. The 22-year-old’s first single from […]

High fives for hip hop heavies

August 23, 2017

Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley was named Artist of the Year and also won Album of the Year for his autobiographical album Things I Carry Around at the 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards. The wins […]

AB Original, Cassar-Daley scoop music awards

August 15, 2017

Veteran country and western singer Troy Cassar-Daley has won the National Indigenous Music Artist of the Year gong—along with album of the year for Things I Carry Around—in a star-studded night in Darwin. A.B. Original’s January […]

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