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 […]
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 […]
The June 2017 Desert Feet Tour is underway, we’ve left Perth, driven for two days, and now rest our weary heads for 8 hours before running 6 workshops in 5 classes at two schools and the Newman Youth Centre tomorrow. What?
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 […]
We landed in Telfer yesterday, drove 5 hours to get here in Nullagine, slept. TODAY we kicked off the workshops – Louise took the lead, we played music games that broke the ice and teach beat and rhythm skills without you even knowing it! One of my favourite was this […]
It’s Day 1 of the very first Desert Feet Tour School Holiday Program. I’m writing this on the Alliance Airlines flight that services the Telfer Gold Mine FIFO operation. It’s also Day 1 of my first time coordinating a Tour without our star Tour boss Emily Minchin. “Em, what’s the […]