Written by Arian Pearson, the acoustic guitarist for East Journey, Ngarrpiya [Narr-pee-ya] reflects on his relationship with his grandmother. An anthemic rock ballad with gentle yet rippling guitar action. Ngarrpiya is also the octopus; a totem for many Yolngu people, changing colours beneath the sea, and a metaphor for Arian's grandmother - his foundation and support. But really Ngarrpiya is any female presence and demonstrates the Yolngu culture’s deep respect for women.
Rhythms magazine declared the EP “ …will assuredly be among the most significant releases on the Australian Indigenous music front in 2015.”
East Journey made a firm impression with debut album Guwak in 2012. They accrued national airplay, won NIMA awards, gained critical reviews, festival slots, and lead-singer Rrawun Maymuru wrote Bayini giving Gurrumul his first No.1 ARIA Chart. Importantly East Journey established themselves as the No. 1 Indigenous live rock act to watch out for in Australia.
About this track...
Written by Arian Pearson, the acoustic guitarist for East Journey, Ngarrpiya [Narr-pee-ya] reflects on his relationship with his grandmother; her wisdom and guidance. A big open anthemic rock ballad with soaring vocals and gentle yet rippling guitar action; something East Journey is fast becoming known for.
|Number Of People In Act||8 Piece|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||NT|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||North East Arnhem Land|
|Taken From The Release Titled||EP titled The Genesis Project|
|Copyright Holder's Name||East Journey|
|Media Servicing Date||2015-05-18|
|Genre 2||Australian Indigenous|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.eastjourney.com.au|
|Artist Social Network Page||http://www.facebook.com/eastjourneymusic|
|Content Provider||AUM PR & MGMT|