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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.

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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.

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

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.

John Queripel - Recompense     Indigenous, Acoustic, Rock, Australian Indigenous 06/03/2018
John Queripel is an singer-songwriter, author, poet, educator, hypnotherapist and stage hypnotist. His songs touch everything from political satire, to love ballads, from social justice to 'feel good songs.'
How do we as 'whitefellas' reconcile and make genuine recompense to the original inhabitants of this land, Australia? The song raises the sad history of massacres, land grabs and the stolen generations. Will we listen to the voices of fear and hatred or make a genuine move forward?

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Other tracks by John Queripel:  Uluru Dreaming  -  Ladies' Man
Indigenoise - Euphoria     Hip Hop, Indigenous, Electronic 15/02/2018
The newest signing for Hydrofunk Records, INDIGENOISE are an Indigenous Australian Hip Hop act. Based in Byron Bay, INDIGENOISE are a clique of Indigenous poets, artists, producers, musicians and practitioners.
'Euphoria' is the follow up to the band's debut single 'Wildfire'. INDIGENOISE vocalist Roslyn Barnett describes 'Euphoria' as a song that has "passionate outbursts of ecstatic eruption, and is a call to the band's ancestry, a reconnection to themselves, tantric and tasteful."

Black Rock Band - Bininj Kunborrk     Rock, Australian Indigenous 31/01/2018
Black Rock Band, rising rockstars of Jabiru are keen to prove their hometown can produce a unique rock fusion of traditional & contemporary music that can make a splash nationwide.
Bininj Kunborrk is a celebration of culture, connection to country, the fight for social justice and the future Black Rock Band want to create for the next generation of children.

LamBros. - Do Something     Blues/Roots, Rock, Indigenous 02/01/2018
"LamBros." are a passionate brother duo that create music with meaning. Their highly distinct blend of blues, rock, pop and Indigenous sounds is real, raw, and unmistakably unique.
"Do Something" is about hitting back at the monsters in our head. It's about saying no to the people that tell you to forget your dreams. Life is short, and best lived happy. So do what you love, live how you want, and grow old with no regrets.

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Other tracks by LamBros.:  Home  -  Into The Future
B-Town Warriors - Rewrite Your Story     Indigenous, Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Reggae 13/12/2017
B-Town Warriors are a group of diminutive, yet razor-sharp rappers from the remote town of Bourke NSW. Their music is aggressive and challenging, yet uplifting and inspiring.
Rewrite Your Story comes from a group of 100% Indigenous women who live in the constant shadow of grief and trauma. This story is a challenge to all Indigenous people to rise up and challenge the status quo. Through love, support, community and culture we can change our world.

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Kutcha Edwards, Archie Roach, Emma Donovan, David Leha, David Bridie, Jida Gulplil, Illana Atkinson - Song For Elijah     Folk, Australian Indigenous, Atmospheric 11/12/2017
Song for Elijah is a collaboration of Australian musicians. Brought to life by Kutcha Edwards, Archie Roach, David Bridie, Emma Donovan, Illana Atkinson, James Henry, Nao Anzani and Jida Gulplil.
Song for Elijah takes you on an emotional journey heard in the pain of Archie Roaches opening, the lingering questions of Tjimba Possum Burns and the strong statements of anti-discrimination by David Leha. And shared verse between Kutcha Edwards and Emma Donovan lends a powerful sense of spirit and resilience.

Kardajala Kirridarra - Warmala (Young Girls Song)     Electronic 30/11/2017
Sung in English and Mudburra, a rare Indigenous language, KK has received widespread acclaim earning six feature albums on Australian radio, praising their ability to meld the contemporary and traditional.
New focus track Warmala (Young Girls Song) an alternative arrangement by David Williams and Sooji Kim is a story of a young girl coming of age

Troy Jungaji Brady - Ancient Kings     Indigenous, Rock 15/11/2017
Troy Jungaji Brady keeps cultural fires burning through his lyrics and music, sharing these stories around the world.
Ancient Kings is a feel-good summertime road trip song, with a powerful message for those who listen twice. It’s got great hooks, is accessible on many levels, sung by a great singer songwriter…. and before you know you’ll be hearing the call of home too this summer.

Other tracks by Troy Jungaji Brady:  Munyarr  -  Diamond Lands
Dave Arden - Red Desert Man     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous 11/11/2017
Dave Arden has performed in the Aboriginal and Australian music industry for 32 years and toured nationally with artists like: Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Paul Kelly and Shane Howard.
Dave Arden’s new single Red Desert Man is a beautiful story inspired by Dave’s wife Violet who is a direct descendent of the Arrernte/ Muthi Muth tribe and Dave’s Ancestors who hail from the Kokatha tribe. (Alice Spring Central Desert/ the Willandra Lakes/Ceduna Region).

Glen Heald - All Your Laws     Reggae/Dub, Australian Indigenous, Reggae, Rock 08/11/2017
Glen Heald is a indigenous singer/songwriter who has a vocal style like Tom Waits and a guitar style like Jimi Hendrix and Ry Cooder. He has released 5 studio albums.
"All Your Laws" by Glen Heald is a political reggae track about the continued high incarceration rate and marginalization of aboriginal people in Australia. It is about how some Aboriginal people have traditional laws and white laws to deal with and how white education is largely continued assimilation.

Other tracks by Glen Heald:  Down to the Station  -  Uluwatu
Kinchela - Let's Get Wasted feat. Joyce Mcleod & June B     Hip Hop, Pop 08/11/2017
The release of Kinchela's debut single 'Let's Get Wasted', marks his true musical introduction to the world of Indigenous Hip Hop.
Let's Get Wasted is the debut single of Indigenous Hip Hop artist Kinchela, the energetic up tempo pop track sets the mood to make you wanna forget about work and drink the weekend away living every moment up.