Music television series showcasing Indigenous Performers and their music from around Australia.
This Program features three of the most popular Indigenous Bands in Australia. First up there is Blek Bala Mujik with ‘Make My Day’ followed by an interview with the bands lead singer Peter Miller. Warumpi band singing ‘Cry for our Land’ and ‘Marrayilyil’ finishing with Yothu Yindi sing the traditional version of ‘Cora’, ‘Yirrmala’ and ‘World is Turning Right.’
The line in this episode includes David Grundy, a story from Bart Willoughby, ‘Western Wind’ and ‘I Wonder’ by Warren Williams, Frank Yamma ‘Everybody’s Talking’, Mixed Relations ‘Take it or Leave it’, and ‘We Have Survived’ from Bart Willoughby, Frank Yamma and Warren Williams.
Featuring the Local Alice Springs Band Amunda singing ‘Ordinary People’ followed by Warumpi band’s ‘Stompin Ground’, ‘Our Home Our Land’ by the Native Title Group. Coloured Stone singing ‘Forgotten Tribe’. Paul Ah Chee performing ‘Gun’ and finishing with Blek Bala Mujik singing ‘Walking Together’.
Old favourites includes Warumpi band singing ‘My Island Home’, Frank Yamma singing ‘Make More Spear’, No Fixed Address with ‘We have Survived’ followed by Coloured Stone singing ‘Black Boy’, Scrap Metal singing ‘Broken Down Man’ and Punch Thompson and ‘Petrola.’
In this program it’s all dance. We have Blek Bala Mujik with ‘Come and Dance’ then Christine Anu at the Telegraph Station in Alice Springs. David Page with Bangara Dancers and ‘Which Way’, the Sunrise Band with ‘Waru Waru Dreaming’. More Dancing with Blek Bala Mujik’s ‘Mibela Yubela’, and then finishing with ‘Stars’ sung by the Warumpi band.
Featuring Teenage Band with ‘Please Come Back’, BlackStorm singing ‘Desert Calling’. An interview with Steve Pigram, The Pigram Brothers singing ‘Saltwater Cowboy’ followed by Christine Anu with ‘C’mon C’mon’, finishing with Tiddas singing ‘Ignorance is Bliss’.
LAJAMANU TEENAGE BAND PROFILE
We meet the Lajamanu Teenage Band at the Lajamanu Sports festival where they talk about their music and the importance of keeping in touch with your community. The show also features the music of Warumpi Band, Black Storm and a soulful acoustic piece from Frank Yamma.
BLEK BALA MUJIK
In this program we travel with Blek Bala Mujik on their 1997 assault on the European music and cultural festivals. Features the music of Archie Roach, Wild Water, Pigram Brothers and the latest from the Alice Springs band NoKTuRNL.
We talk with acclaimed singer, songwriter and filmmaker, Richard Franklin about his music and his inspiration. Music from Melbourne band Jarrah, Kev Carmody and Tiddas feature along with Terrasphere, a unique group of Indigenous musicians.
Corroboree Rock talks with Warren Williams about his new album and his partnership with John Williamson. Clips from Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Christine Anu along with Funky band Nerkep from Sydney round out the show along with a country piece from local musicians, Lyndon Reed and Jane Hughes.
We meet and talk with Leah Purcell about her music and her one-woman show ‘Box the Pony’. Warren Williams sings a song with Natasha Fullerton. Also featuring is music from Black Fire, Foot Prince and country singer, Jimmy Little.
This episode features Frank Yamma sings ‘Everybody’s Talking’. Local band Amunda along with Dark Seed from Armidale also feature in this final program. Carroll Karpany of ‘Us Mob’ fame sings a soulful piece with his wife Lilly. We also hear from Yothu Yindi, Christine Anu and the Beswick Drummers.
A profile on Frank Yamma followed by the ‘Aim For More’ clip ,and the Pigram Brothers clip. We also see a comedy sketch from Leah Purcell, music from Blackstorm, and finishing with a clip from Wild Water and an interview.
At look at Warumpi Band’s latest clip ‘Koori Man’ followed by an interview with them. This show also includes an Urban Sister clip, a comedy sketch from Deb Mailman, a Blackfire clip, then end with Josh Thomas’s music clip and interview.
AUSTRALIA DAY SURVIVAL CONCERT
The Australia Day Survival Concert with clips, news and interviews from the performers and celebrities on the day.
Wild Water clip and interview.