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Marlene Cummins - Koori Woman

Marlene Cummins - Koori Woman
Born in the southwest town of Cunnamulla, her traditional homelands are Laura up Cape York way on her Father’ side (Guguyelandji), and Keppel Island (Woppaburra) on her Mother’s side. Growing up tin shacks and tents on a fringe camp of the Bungal River called Boomerang Alley, in the town of Winton, Marlene would often wander off into the bush and find the largest dead log for her "stage" and perform on her own.

Marlene was raised with a very political 'grassroots' upbringing, as her Father Darcy Cummins was a pioneer in fighting racial injustice. Just like her father, Marlene likes to use music as a medium to make the world a better place to live in.
Marlene refined her skills as a blues saxophonist and songwriter at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in the mid-90s. Marlene has been regular broadcaster on Koori Radio with her Deadly Award winning show, ‘Marloo’s Blues’.

Now Marlene is preparing to release her first full-length album, Koori Woman Blues through GoSet Music.

About this track...

Inspired by Koko Taylor, this song is a tribute to Aboriginal women everywhere. Marlene pays tribute to Truganinni, 'Mum' Shirl, Oodgeroo Nunuccal (Kath Walker), her mother Ruth Cummins and Kate McCarthy.

Other tracks by Marlene Cummins: The Blues it Knows Your Name  -  Some Kind of Wonderful feat. Jerome Smith
Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Redfern, Sydney
Taken From The Release Titled Koori Woman Blues
Copyright Holder's Name GoSet Music
Publisher GoSet Music
Media Servicing Date 2014-05-12
Main Genre Blues/Roots
Genre 2 Jazz
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Content Provider GoSet Music