Koori Elvis shares secret to smooth, soulful vocals

September 19, 2018

As a child, Len Connolly entertained his classmates at the Brungle mission school in the foothills of New South Wales’s Snowy Mountains with performances of Elvis Presley’s Teddy Bear. Nowadays Connolly — the only Indigenous […]

Hip hop duo climb to new heights

July 25, 2018

When Alice Springs Indigenous hip hop duo Karnage N Darknis and Melbourne rock band Chocolate Starfish got together in the Red Centre to record a new version of the latter’s 90s hit Mountain, they turned […]

School lesson inspired stirring song

May 30, 2018

Up-and-coming country music singer-songwriter Angus Gill was in Year 11 at school when the plight of the Stolen Generation moved him so greatly that he felt the urge to write a song about it. The-then […]

World taste-tests Jessica’s Euro effort

April 4, 2018

Jessica Mauboy’s song for the Eurovision song contest has been getting the thumbs up from online listeners around the world. The song, ‘We Got Love’, is up on the Eurovision website. Listener reviews include top-three […]

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. […]

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