Category: Music

No Fixed Address formed at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) in North Adelaide in 1979. It was there that the band began writing and developing music arrangements. NFA had lots of time to rehearse as there wasn’t anyone else around at the time.  Having time to be able to work together on material meant that […]

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Jessie Lloyd’s profoundly moving and important Mission Songs Project reveals what daily was like for Indigenous Australians on Christian missions and state-run settlements. Through the discovery of rare secular songs that were sung after church, audiences can gain a deeper understanding about the history of elders, families and communities, from cultural identity to love and […]

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We are excited to announce Giiyong Festival’s arvo and evening MC is Sean Choolburra! I always tell people “we are the oldest storytellers in the world. And that’s pretty much what stand up comedy it. It’s storytelling” – Sean Choolburra Sean Choolburra is one of the most popular and versatile Indigenous performers in Australia today. […]

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Frank Yamma is without a doubt one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries – a love song sung in Pitjantjatjara will make your heart sing in whatever language you speak. When he sings, you listen and travel with him. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, Frank sings in […]

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A young Noongar man raised in the E.K. [Wyndham – East Kimberley] Dallas is a quintessential underdog who dropped out of school at age 14; he was raised without a father figure and ran AMOK headed straight for the justice system. Luckily for him in 2007 the Indigenous Hip Hop Projects came through town at […]

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Acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest didgeridoo players, Mark Atkins is also recognized internationally for his collaborative projects with some of the world’s leading composers and musicians. A descendant of Western Australia’s Yamitji people, as well as of Irish/Australian heritage, Mark is known not only for his masterly playing, but also as a storyteller, composer, […]

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