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380 Crew - River To The Sea     Indigenous, Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Hip Hop 07/02/2019
380 Crew is a group of incredible young people of the Yaegl nation from Yamba & Maclean in the Clarence Valley, North Coast NSW. Repping their country, culture and community.
‘River To The Sea' is a soulful, melodic trap anthem for the people of the Clarence Valley - Yaegl Nation represent. This song is about respecting history, culture and tradition. It's about recognizing the impacts of history, and the generational trauma that affects First Nations people around Australia, and working together to heal and build a respectful and inclusive future.

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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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A.B. Original - 2 Black 2 Strong     Hip Hop 29/04/2016
Two of Australia’s most critically acclaimed hip hop artists have announced a joint project. A.B. Original, the collaboration between Briggs and Trials (Funkoars).
2 Black 2 Strong is a powerful rap song and the first single to be lifted from the forthcoming A.B Original album

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Luke Penman, Radio Adelaide, Adelaide (SA)

A.B. Original - January 26     Hip Hop 22/08/2016
A.B. Original is the collaboration between Briggs (NIMA Album of the Year recipient in2015) and ARIA Award winning producer Trials ( Drapht, Illy, Hilltop Hoods, The Funkoars).
‘January 26’ represents the annual frustration many Indigenous Australians feel from the farce of a holiday” – Briggs/Trials

2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Best Music Video (A.B. Original – January 26th feat. Dan Sultan), Best Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Artist, Best Song, Best Group, Best Release, Hip Hop Award

FINALIST 2017 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS - Song of the year, film clip of the year

NOMINEE 2017 AIR AWARDS - Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Album or EP, Best Independent Single, Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year, Best Independent Hip Hop Album

2017 ARIA AWARD NOMINEE: Best Independent Release, Breakthrough Artist Nominees, Best Group Nominees, Best Urban Release, Apple Music Album of the Year

2017 AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Aboriginal Act, Best Album 'Reclaim Australia', Best Hip Hop Album 'Reclaim Australia', Best Band, Best Live Act, Best Song 'January 26'

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Hip-Hop Live Act of the Year (National Awards), Live Act of the Year (presented by The Music Network - People's Choice Awards), Live Act of the Year (presented by City of Adelaide - SA Awards)

Adam James - Children of the Sunrise     Country, Alternative Country, Australian Indigenous, Folk 13/09/2011
"Adam is the whole package; his passion for music and community are rare; Adam stand(s) out from the new breed of country artists.” - Felicity Urquhart, ABC Saturday Night Country
Children of the Sunrise encourages Australia's young people to dream, to dare to have hope and to know they have a place in the future. It was inspired by the likes of Ray Martin, Cathy Freeman, Beccy Cole, Angry Anderson and Jeff McMullen who work to create positive change.

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Adrian Eagle - Son of the Sun     Reggae/Dub, Reggae, Hip Hop 20/07/2016
Adrian Eagle - Unique Aussie Reggae/Country & Hip-Hop Tones. New Artist hailing from Melbourne via South Australia. Take a listen.
Son of the Sun - A Chant for Positivity! Healing through our words, may negativity die today! First single from Adrian Eagle.

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Other tracks by Adrian Eagle:  SAvior  -  Redemption Song
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).

Albert Wiggan - Keep Me Warm     Indigenous 18/04/2012
Albert Wiggan recorded by PAKAM's - this project features 48 original songs from remote Kimberly communities.
A tender love song from an exciting young songwriter from the Dampier Peninsula, Albert Wiggan. An established spokesman who is dedicated to keeping industry’s footprint to a minimum, Albert’s songs reflect a life balanced between two colliding cultures.

Other tracks by Albert Wiggan:  Choices  -  Ingaldoon
Alice Mitchell - Makalanya     Indigenous 03/11/2015
Nyamal Language group Elder
Makalanya (Nyamal language) translates in English to 'Red Hill'.

Other tracks by Alice Mitchell:  Kura pinangu?  -  Mangarrjarra
Alice Skye - 60 Percent     Folk, Pop, Indigenous, Acoustic 22/08/2017
20 year old Wergaia woman Alice says "I take great pride in my heritage and to combine music with my background brings me an unexplainable amount of pride and happiness."
60% is the first single to be released from Alice Skye’s forthcoming debut album 'Friends With Feelings'. Alice explains "60% is about wanting to share things with someone but not wanting to overwhelm them. Not wanting to rely on someone... but also, wanting to rely on someone!"

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

Alice Skye - You Are The Mountains     Indigenous, Folk, Pop, Atmospheric 28/10/2015
A Wergaia woman and singer/songwriter from Horsham is now based in Melbourne. A finalist in triple j Unearthed NIMA competition Alice will record her debut EP in 2016.
You Are The Mountains is a piano driven, melancholic lullaby showcasing Alice Skye’s skills as both singer and songwriter. An emotionally powerful ode to her father who passed away when she was a young child; he was her connection to her Aboriginality

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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Allyson Walker - Footprints in the Sand     Indigenous 21/07/2016
Featured on the Yenga! Sing! A Compilation of Indigenous Music from Melbourne by Baluk Arts.Allyson Walker’s haunting and powerful lyrics describe the moment a family member was stolen
Raw emotional story of stolen family member to piano

Anthony green - I got you Featuring Sharnee Fenwick     Country, Folk, Roots 01/12/2009
Anthony Green is an Armidale based country and roots solo artist. Anthony’s self titled EP is testament to the caliber of this young Indigenous performer.
‘I Got You’ pairs Anthony with Deadly Award winner SHARNEE FENWICK in a great duet underpinned by the expert Porter production. The song could definitely be played at wedding. A love song that people in a strong relationship can relate to.

Other tracks by Anthony green:  A Long Weekend  -  Giving it all to you
Apakatjah - Down The Road     Rock, Indigenous, Pop 25/04/2017
From the desert of Central Australia comes Apakatjah, an acoustic duo combining intricate guitar work with ancient languages & stirring harmonies
With shades of pop-rock influences, the new single explores the pain of rejection at the hands of partners, family, or friends. It’s about facing your problems, picking yourself up, and being okay with going down new roads to find yourself again.

FINALIST 2017 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS - New talent of the year

Apakatjah - Irriti Nyinapayi     Ethnic Multicultural, Australian Indigenous 22/09/2017
From the desert of Central Australia comes Apakatjah, an acoustic duo combining intricate guitar work with ancient languages & stirring harmonies
With a slight hint of “dessert reggae” and their signature acoustic guitar riffs to drive the song home the duo fuse English lyrics and escape with their traditional language to create a contemporary yet ancestry rich masterpiece.

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Act of the Year (NT Awards)

Apakatjah - The Dead Heart     Indigenous, Acoustic, Rock, Australian Indigenous 29/06/2017
From the desert of Central Australia comes Apakatjah, an acoustic duo combining intricate guitar work with ancient languages & stirring harmonies.Featuring Dion Forrester and Jonanthan Lindsay-Tjapaltjarri Hermawan .
Alice Springs acoustic duo Apakatjah deliver this powerful rendition of Midnight Oil's anthemic 'The Dead Heart'. Featured as one of twelve tracks on 'Deadly Hearts', a recording project celebrating NAIDOC Week 2017.

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Apakatjah - Waru     Blues/Roots, Australian Indigenous, Rock, Alternative Country 16/09/2016
Formed from the red dust of the Central Australia desert, Deenzo and Jonzee have combined their talents to form the acoustic duet (at this stage) Apakatjah.
New single “Waru” is written about the elements which Dion explains, “it’s about fire and water, we are guitar guns (or so we think) so we thought it would be great to mix the three.”

NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARD FINALIST 2016: Live Act of the Year (NT)

Archie Roach - It's Not Too Late     Folk 11/08/2016
Archie Roach is a man of few words but when he speaks or sings, those words lift you up, transport you, and humble you.
This innate talent is displayed in ‘It’s Not Too Late’, the first single and spiritual centrepiece of Archie’s forthcoming album Let Love Rule. The single is complemented with a visually spectacular video, shot on Archie's mother's country, the lands of the Gunditjmara peoples in south-west Victoria.

2018 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Artist of the Year

NOMINEE 2017 AIR AWARDS - Best Independent Blues & Roots Album
2017 APRA MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE - Blues & Roots Work of the Year
2017 ARIA AWARD NOMINEE: Best Blues & Roots Album 'Let Love Rule'
2017 AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Global/Reggae Act

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Other tracks by Archie Roach:  Get Back To The Land