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. […]

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 […]

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