Wangkatjungka remote community is the home to a large number of talented musicians – a community of approx 150 people has three bands and a handful of solo artists! For this Desert Feet Tour the community came together, inspired by community leader, elder, musician and Honorary Life Member of Desert […]

We’ve arrived in Wangkatjungka!

The Desert Feet team have arrived in Wangkatjungka and already there is a huge amount of enthusiasm and some great musicians ready to teach other community members musical skills. The guys from the Springside Reggae Band are here, as is Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Knight), ready to spread some good music […]

We think this is a first – Wangkatjungka Community will create their own music-based program to improve mental health in the community – their way, their language, their ideas. Desert Feet have partnered with Murdoch University researcher Dr Petra Skeffington to help guide and evaluate the outcomes. It starts next week!

Our Shire of East Pilbara contact, Pip, had suggested that we let the schools know we were coming to Newman. Maybe they’d be interested in some music/language/culture workshops during NAIDOC week, he said. He’s organised us to be here in Newman for NAIDOC week, culminating in a community concert on […]

Another music video from the Western Desert! In April this year, we travelled with the Ngurra Kujungka mob to Irrungadji Community (Nullagine, WA) to do some school holiday program workshops. Ewan, Angus and Louise flew to Telfer Gold Mine, courtesy of the Newcrest Mining Telfer Community Relations mob, and then […]

Today we got cracking on making a song with these supercool kids in Nullagine. We had a bit of a think about it – what would be the best thing? We’ve got instruments such as violins, trumpets and that kind of ‘orchestral’ vibe. We’ve also got all the ‘band’ gear […]