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Coomie Crew - Where The Eagle Roams     Indigenous, RnB, Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 18/12/2018
A group of young Barkindji artists from Coomealla/Dareton in Western NSW. Evolved from a storytelling project, coordinated with Elders and young people, and facilitated by Desert Pea Media.
‘Where The Eagle Roams’ is a West Coast R&B club banger with soul undertones, and an excellent attitude. Inspired by a community, of wonderful, sharing, caring connected people – this track takes a progressive and positive angle on some serious and debilitating social and cultural issues such as grief, trauma and suicide.

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Adrian Thomas - Turukawa & Degai     Indigenous, Easy Listening, Roots 12/12/2018
Fijian/Australian Coastal Roots blending the familiarity of the old with the vibrance of the new. A coming together of Melanesian, Indigenous, First Nations stories and sacred chants.
"Turukawa and Degai" is the ancient Fijian Creation story of the Serpent god Degai and Turukawa the Hawk, the song pays homage to Turukawa whom laid the first eggs that became the first humans, calling for her timely return. Produced by Nigel Pegrum(Seaman Dan), Percussion by Ben Hakalitz(Yothu Yindi), Lead Guitar by Giles Smith(John Williamson).

Katrina Connely - My Country     Indigenous 30/11/2018
Katrina Connelly is a Pitjantjatjara woman who lives in the remote community of Pipalyatjara in the north-west corner of SA.
My Country is a lament about missing home. From the confines of jail the distant [800k] homeland is pictured sitting at the 3-way border, SA-WA-NT. She misses her kin and country.

Allara - Wala Is Life     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous 29/11/2018
Allara Briggs Pattison is a Yorta Yorta woman, composer, double and electric bass player who stresses social justice through her music and story telling.
Wala is life is a song that stresses the sacredness of water (wala in Yorta Yorta language is water). With a focus on different perspectives - Yorta Yorta eyes; eyes of Mother Nature and through Government’s actions, which often comes across as using nature as a commodity that can be used for profit without giving anything back. Climate Justice Now!

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BoggaMish - Where Ya From?     Indigenous, Hip Hop, Jazz, Australian Indigenous 10/11/2018
BoggaMish is a collective of young people, elders and community members from the Kamileroi Nation of Northwest NSW., Diminutive, but razor-sharp political hip hop that frames a big, important conversation.
'Where Ya From' is a tuff, driving, political hip-hop ballad that draws influences from 90’S acid jazz/ west coast hip hop. This track is about strong cultural identity and pride in the face of a brutal and oppressive social and political history, racism and trauma. An important articulation of a very relevant conversation about rights for Original Nations people, Australia-wide.

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Indigenoise - One Mob     Indigenous, Hip Hop 26/10/2018
Based in Byron Bay, INDIGENOISE are a clique of Indigenous poets, artists, producers, musicians and practitioners. The five-piece featuring Coedie McCarthy, Minjarrah Jarrett, Roslyn Barnett, Jannali Doncaster and Benjamin Robinson.
‘One Mob’ is the fourth single lifted from the Indigenoise debut album ' Old Ways New Age' and is the celebration of all people of earth. ‘We may be separated by race, religion and sexuality but we are united as human beings. One Mob is our anthem to sing up EVERY human’s experience.’

Other tracks by Indigenoise:  Welcome  -  Rectified
WAM Music - Mick Berry – Keeping’ Afloat     Indigenous 24/10/2018
Demos From The Northern Goldfields showcases songs by 9 predominantly Indigenous songwriters and musicians from communities in the Northern Goldfields, including Laverton, Leonora, Mulga Queen, Cosmo Newberry and Mount Margaret.
Dirty blues jammer that pulls on personal experience. A moment within a personal journey.

Other tracks by WAM Music:  Ash Smith – Mood in D  -  Dadawarra Harris – The Sleeping Giant
WAM Music - Green Gem – I Don’t Know What Happened     Indigenous 24/10/2018
Demos From The Northern Goldfields showcases songs by 9 predominantly Indigenous songwriters and musicians from communities in the Northern Goldfields, including Laverton, Leonora, Mulga Queen, Cosmo Newberry and Mount Margaret.
Shy community musician, first-time professional recording. Reflecting on a person who has self-abused over a long period.

Other tracks by WAM Music:  Mark Gleeson – Red Dirt, Blue Skies  -  Barry Shaun Redmond – Saturday Night
WAM Music - Izzie O’Brien - Letter     Indigenous 24/10/2018
Demos From The Northern Goldfields showcases songs by 9 predominantly Indigenous songwriters and musicians from communities in the Northern Goldfields, including Laverton, Leonora, Mulga Queen, Cosmo Newberry and Mount Margaret.
Young indigenous female first-time songwriter. An upbeat song about a breakup.

Other tracks by WAM Music:  Jeffrey Wicker – Leonora Sweetheart  -  Bert Hayden - Untie These Ropes
Deni Mob - State Of The Heart     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Dub, Reggae 03/09/2018
From the Berapa and Wemba Wemba community of Deniliquin in Western NSW. This production brings together Elders, community and young people to create a conversation about culture, country and sustainability.
A brave, uplifting future dub/reggae anthem. This rootsy, lilting track was written for anyone who struggles to fit in to ideas of ‘black and white’ in Indigenous Australia. Supported and informed by local elders and community members representing the Berapa and Wemba Wemba nations - this song articulates an important inter-generational conversation about belonging, country, identity and culture.

380 Crew - Yaegl Biirrinba     Indigenous, Electronic, Hip Hop, Rap 02/08/2018
The 380 Crew is a group of Yaegl Nation community members. 'The 380 Crew' refers to the bus running from Maclean to Yamba, which is a modern link between communities.
‘Culture trap’ in it’s finest form. A celebration of culture, community and country. In a context where mental health and suicide rates are at a crisis point for Indigenous young people around the nation, this song is a reminder of the strength, resilience and cultural identity of the Yaegl people.

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Waak Waak Djungi - Mother, I'm Going     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous 13/06/2018
The recordings of three Yolngu songmen from Northeast Arnhem Land - Bobby Bunnungurr, Jimmy Djamunba and Peter Milaynga (d. 2007) - working in collaboration with Victorian musician Peter Mumme.
Jimmy Djamunba: vocals
Peter Mumme: synthesizer
Jimmy's tribute to his Earth Mother as he departs. 'Mother, I'm going, but I'll be back soon!'

Other tracks by Waak Waak Djungi:  Black Crow  -  White Cockatoo
The Mob - Speak With Me     Indigenous, Reggae, Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 01/06/2018
The Mob is group of young, Indigenous, razor-sharp rappers and angelic vocalists from the remote community of Walgett in Western NSW. Evolving from an ongoing Desert Pea Media mentoring program.
'Speak With Me' is an invitation from the Kamileroi people to local services. In a context where mental health is at crisis point, and the pressures of living in two worlds are bigger than ever, 'The Mob' want us to connect around the fire, by the river, where we belong.

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The Condo Crew - How Ya Feelin'     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Hip Hop, Rap 25/05/2018
Created via a 5 day Desert Pea Media storytelling workshop. Starring an incredibly talented group of young Indigenous people from Condobolin, NSW - with DPM staff and local community members.
'How Ya Feelin' is a conversation driven by young people to yarn up about wellness, to be positive, inclusive and supportive of each other and our community. Pride, culture, family and connection are vital in this story, and critical thinking about how we can affect positive change.

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Community Clip of the Year

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Wambool Worldwide - Changes     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Hip Hop, Hip Hop 15/05/2018
A story of resilience, strength and positivity - a celebration of survival and also a commentary on the multi-layered social issues that affect Indigenous young people in Western NSW.
This is an uplifting, funky production that puts the thoughts and opinions of First Nations young people front and centre. Inspired by the words and lessons of local Bathurst elder, Aunty Gloria Rogers - and presented as a double-time, upbeat hip hop ballad.

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Githabul Next Generation - Looking Out For Country     Indigenous, Hip Hop, Reggae 01/05/2018
A group of talented young people from the Githabul Nation, a small community from Muli Muli, NSW attending High School in Woodenbong.
This funky, emotive reggae ballad touches on some very contemporary and relevant environmental issues. Staunch, double-time dub rap lyrics and a lilting chorus that sings us through the Githabul mountain ranges - Looking After Country contains an important message for our future generations.

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Community Clip of the Year

Gurrumul - Waak (Crow)     Folk, Australian Indigenous, World, Classical 14/04/2018
Gurrumul is remembered today as one of the most important figures in Australian music history, blind from birth and emerging from the remote Galiwin’ku community on Elcho Island.
Wäk is the sound of the crow crying, it is also the name for the crow. In this manikay the Wäk is falling from the heavens towards the place called Djapaŋuruana.

Other tracks by Gurrumul:  Galiku (Flag)  -  Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow)
Black Rock Band - Struggle     Rock, Indigenous 13/04/2018
Black Rock Band are rising rockstars out of remote West Arnhem Land from the Northern Territory, producing a unique rock fusion of traditional and contemporary music.
Struggle is a story about community, our people. The struggle faced as indigenous peoples. Chanting ‘make a change’ we are singing to black fellas and white fellas, to everyone, we’ve all got a part to play. It’s about the change we need to make - as a nation.

Alice Skye - Friends With Feelings     Folk, Indigenous 06/04/2018
Honoured as the inaugural recipient of the ‘First Peoples Emerging Artist Award’ last month, the stage is now set for Alice Skye to release her debut album ‘Friends With Feelings’.
"Friends With Feelings was written after being told by someone to think of my emotions as colours. I’m deeply preoccupied with identity, it’s something that gives me stability - understanding my culture and who I am." Alice Skye

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Film Clip of the Year
2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Best New Talent

Dhapanbal Yunupiŋu - Märi Wurrapa     Indigenous, World 05/04/2018
One of six daughters of Dr M Yunupiŋu, Dhapanbal is forging her own way in the music industry with her contemporary song songs sung in English and Yolŋu Matha.
Märi Wurrapa is about the travels of the whale. In 2010 my father began writing it in Galiwinku with Baninaylil Bukulatjpi. In early 2017, Baninaylil visited my family and sung Märi Wurrapa to me. Baninaylil entrusted Märi Wurrapa to me and asked that I complete and record it.