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Dhapanbal Yunupingu - Gurtha     Indigenous, Folk, World, Country 20/07/2016
Dhapanbal is a daughter of the famous lead singer of Yothu Yindi. She believes the preservation/transmission of her culture is crucial and this connection can be heard throughout her music.
Gurtha (pronounced Gore-ta) translates to 'The Fire'. This song is based on the Gumatj Songline about the fire that travelled through various Yolngu clans lands.

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
Chris Tamwoy - Maulo     Folk, Indigenous 13/07/2016
Up and coming musician Chris Tamwoy is a self-taught guitarist with unique playing style and sound. His debut EP 'Ngaw Laag (My Home)' is available via Impossible Odds records.
Chris says "This track is a dedication to my grandmother, Maulo Tamwoy. She passed away in 2008, and I decided to put an instrumental piece together to recognize her hard work and endless love to raise myself along with all her children and grand children."

Dwayne Abbott - Coloured Rainbow     Indigenous, World 13/07/2016
"Coloured Rainbow" by Dwayne Abbott featured in PAW Yapa Beats 3
"Coloured Rainbow" by Dwayne Abbott featured in PAW Yapa Beats 3

Lander River Band - People Went Away     Indigenous, Reggae 13/07/2016
Lander River Band
"People Went Away" by Lander River Band featured on PAW Yapa Beats 3

Lonely Boys - Murray Island     Rock, Punk 13/07/2016
Lonely Boys are from the remote Arnhemland community of Ngukurr, 700 km south east of Darwin. They are an exciting six-piece guitar inspired punk rock band.
"Murray Island" is a driving, melodic punk-rock track set to electrify playlists across the country. Totally original and authentic, it captures the listener with it's pure energy, this is a band of accomplished and exciting musicians pouring their hearts into something they love - so evident in the song.



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Wampana Band - Skin Name     Indigenous, Ska 13/07/2016
'Skin Name' by Wampana Band featured on PAW Yapa Beats 3

Stinga T - 5108     Hip Hop, Indigenous 10/07/2016
Stinga T strives to achieve nothing but the best by pushing himself every day to the limits to perfect his craft and be the best entertainer he can be.
5108 is the postcode to the city of Salisbury, South Australia. This song is dedicated to the city where he was raised.


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Other tracks by Stinga T:  Reload Ft Ezra Juanta  -  Never Gon Stop
Kev Starkey - Soaked in Sin     Blues/Roots, Australian Indigenous, Indigenous 06/07/2016
Kev Starkey is an Adnyamathanha and Torres Strait Islander man passionate about caring for Country and singing the blues.
The single ‘Soaked in Sin’, sung in Kev’s signature smoky voice, is a reflection on the places he’s been and the things he’s seen on his life’s journey.

Be it instrumental or lyrical, Kev Starkey's ten diverse styles of blues tell a story we can all relate to.

Benjaman Ballangarry - Spirit of a Tree     World, Alternative Country, Acoustic, Australian Indigenous 01/07/2016
performing in rock bands for 20yrs to going solo as an acoustic/piano song writer, these songs are from my inner calling and I now see a clear path.peace. :)
A tree like most, surrounded by family, to witness that his family has been slowly taken away and his friends too, by the hands of a man, and he dies , but he is reunited in the dreamland and no man can ever harm his life, in the dreamland.

Other tracks by Benjaman Ballangarry:  Falling Miracles  -  Mountain and the Moon
Four Lions - Too Afraid     Rock, Country 01/07/2016
Four Lions
Recorded live to an Ampex AG440b 1/2″ 4-track by Alex Bennett (CW Stoneking). Drums and Bass on one input, guitars on two then we over dubbed the lead vocals on the forth. Backing vocals added live during bounce down to two track reel to reel.

Garret Lyon - Gotta Have You     Pop, RnB, Indigenous, Gay Alligned 01/07/2016
Garret Lyon is an R&B/Pop Singer/Songwriter and Dancer. He has performed on stages around the world and is currently recording music for his debut EP.
Gotta Have You is a fun summer anthem written by Garret Lyon and Scott Campbell while being mentored by Bernard Fanning for the indigenous festival "Clancestry". It'll make you want to cruise down to the beach with your friends and the top down, singing at the top of your lungs.

Jason Owen - Proud featuring Christine Anu     Country, Pop, Indigenous 24/06/2016
Jason Owen has had radio and chart hits and two #1 ARIA Country Albums. In 2016, Jason will release his first all-original album, "Proud".
Proud is significant for a number of reasons. It’s Jason’s first original song that he has co-written and released thus far. It also features one of Australia’s most celebrated Indigenous Artists and multi-ARIA award winner, Christine Anu, and for Jason it’s about being proud of his Aboriginal heritage.

MUSIC COORDINATOR PICK: Emily Nicol, Koori Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Other tracks by Jason Owen:  Run  -  My Last
Catherine Satour - Set The Tone     Funk/Soul, Australian Indigenous, Soul, Easy Listening 17/06/2016
An Arrernte and Mirning woman living in Alice Springs, Catherine Satour shares experiences of life, love and place through songs that fuse rock and soul.
Set the Tone is about self-love and respect. It is about knowing one’s self and one’s boundaries. As a Southern Arrernte / Mirning woman Catherine has experienced abuse, racism, sexism, double standards and set-backs, but these experiences don't define who she is, Catherine sets her own tone.

Emily Wurramara - Black Smoke     Folk, Indigenous 17/06/2016
Emily’s debut single ‘Ngerraberrakernama' was a huge success! - Rotation on ABC Local Radio, #1 on the Amrap Regional Charts + clocking airplay in every state and territory.
Emily’s debut EP is ‘Black Smoke’, 6 songs proving her passion for culture and heritage heard through every beat and skip of her deeply engaging lyrics that she sings in both English and Anindilyakwa, the traditional language of her home on Groote Eylandt, NT.

Paul Grabowsky, Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred, David Yipininy Wilfred, Monash Art Ensemble - First Dawn     Jazz, Indigenous, Soundscapes 17/06/2016
David Yipininy Wilfred, the traditional djunggayi (manager) of the manikay of the country of Nyilipidgi, and his brother Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred, with the Monash Art Ensemble and Paul Grabowsky.
Nyilipidgi presents an almost transcendental integration of jazz and Wagilak manikay - which both have a shared foundation in the musical and aesthetic principles of freedom and expression; the rhythmic groove of their respective instrumentation's further add a sense of shared time.

Other tracks by Paul Grabowsky, Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred, David Yipininy Wilfred, Monash Art Ensemble:  Cycles  -  The First Dance
Leah Flanagan - Chills     Folk, Acoustic, Chill, Country 07/06/2016
Australian songwriter, singer and sometime saltwater ukulele whisperer Leah Flanagan returns with new album Saudades, an audible release of emotion, tinged with regret and a melancholy kind of pleasure.
Chills’ sets the scene as Leah's beautifully wry voice contemplates the heartache of being close to someone emotionally distant, feeling the wrongness and loving them anyway.


MUSIC COORDINATOR PICK: Emily Nicol, Koori Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Gawurra - Burala     Electronic, World, Australian Indigenous, Ambience 07/06/2016
Gawurra was born in East Arnhem Land. As a child he spent time on his grandma’s land at Yathalamara. Culture, songlines & family history are embedded in his soulful music.
In Rolling Stone Magazine’s 4.5 out of 5 star review this month, they deemed the production on this stunning debut album to be “faultless”. Burala is the perfect track to showcase the album’s more electronic almost ambient aspect. Think post Nordic rock vibes and a wide open road.


Other tracks by Gawurra:  Ratja Yaliyali - Vine of Love  -  Mulunda [Kingfisher]
Benny Walker - Oh No You Don't     Blues/Roots, Soul, Australian Indigenous, Rock 31/05/2016
From regional Victoria, Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs & epic tales mix with passion for the land, the people, summer vibes & deep grooves.
This blues and roots track carries the emotion in the lyric. At once uplifting and reflective. Lyrically and melodically strong with a neo-soul vibe. Benny sings of his relationship to a shadow-self that is being conquered. Features a catchy chorus that sticks. A new direction for this rising star.

MUSIC COORDINATOR PICK: Emily Nicol, Koori Radio, Sydney (NSW)

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Darlow - Down Like Flies     Rock, Pop 27/05/2016
Scott Darlow, the singer-songwriter from Yorta Yorta country has been a mainstay of the Indigenous and indie music industry and his profile has seen him become a World Vision artist.
Down Like Flies is a guitar driven anthemic rock song that was written by Darlow frontman Scott Darlow after spending a day at Banksia Hill Detention Center in Canningvale, Perth. The song was inspired by seeing a disproportionate amount of Indigenous Australian children in maximum security prison.