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 […]

Stars align for top-shelf NIMAs

August 9, 2017

Hip hop duo A.B. Original and country music star Troy Cassar-Daley lead the field of nominees going in to the National Indigenous Music Awards to be held in Darwin this weekend. A.B. Original is nominated […]

Gulkula gets on its Garma groove

July 12, 2017

Some of Arnhem Land’s most popular music acts will take to the stage at this year’s Garma Festival. They will include singer-songwriter Dhapanbal Yunupiŋu, the daughter of former Yothu Yindi front-man Dr Yunupiŋu, and hometown […]

Big music acts on their way to NIMA

June 28, 2017

A star-studded line-up of performers has been announced for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards to be held on August 12 in Darwin. Hip hop legends A.B. Original, Dan Sultan, Paul Kelly and Gawurra will […]

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