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Oz Island - Gorrngunya

Oz Island - Gorrngunya
Four boys from northern Australia have taken the rasta grooves of reggae and added Indigenous Australian style reggae to create Oz Island. With great success they Releasing their Debut Album 'Better Life' in 2012 and Nominated in the WAM 2012 Indigenous Song Of The Year award, these four boys from northern Australia are making music that has people talking. The band has strong musical lineage with the lead singer Japheth James who has blood running through the Saltwater Band and its most famous member, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. Patrick Laurel, Fabian Cox and Geoffrey James are related to the wildly popular Kimberley's Artists and bands like Fitzroy Xpress, Kerrianne Cox, Francis Cox, Mervyn Murlardy 'Yatangal' and Mary G, Black Queen of the Kimberley. Already having shared the stage with the likes of Christine Anu, Troy Cassar-Daley, Casey Donavon, Ernie Dingo and Mary G the band is on the precipice of greatness. Oz Island is made up of Geoffrey James from Beagle Bay, Japeth James from Maningrida, Patrick Laurel from Kadjina & Fabian Cox originally from Perth. They have their own style blending a fusion of Indigenous Rock Reggae with a mix of Tropical Island Reggae known now as Oz Island Reggae.

About this track...

None of us smoke gunga but we see the bad effects of marijuana in our communities and on the news all the time. The chorus really is encouragement to our people to stop hurting themselves with this drug. There is a better life out there.

Other tracks by Oz Island: Better Live  -  Party
Details
Number Of People In Act 4 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In WA
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Perth
Taken From The Release Titled Better Life
Copyright Holder's Name Too Solid Records/Oz Island
Publisher Independent
Media Servicing Date 2012-10-08
Main Genre Reggae/Dub
Genre 2 Australian Indigenous
Genre 3 Ska
Genre 4 World
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
Artist Official Web Site http://ozisland.com.au/
Artist Social Network Page http://facebook.com/ozislandband
Online Store Page 1
Online Store Page 2 http://ozisland.com.au/fr_home.cfm
Content Provider EM Media & Events