Music

  • Where else in the world…

    May 13, 2013 / warakurna band, blackstone festival, irrunytju band, pipalyatjara, blackstone band

    Where else in the world would you see and hear Gospel Singers in beautiful harmony, a Country and Western Band, an Irish Band, complete with bodhran (Irish drum) and banjo, Surf Music, Desert Reggae, Blues, Rock and Roll and even Black Elvis? All performed on the one stage at the Blackstone Festival. Twelve acts filled our night to a surprise-packed concert that we will remember happily for many years to come.

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    Festival approaching…meanwhile, back at the ranch

    May 10, 2013 / blackstone festival, desert reggae, papulangkatja

    Every day, first thing in the morning he is here, ready to work on his recording of "Sealed with a Kiss". This is an oldie that has been recorded by Bobby Vinton, Brian Hyland and of course, The Shadows. This is not your normal Desert Reggae, but is simpler is some ways, with long sustained notes and simple chords.

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  • Walu Young Leaders Camp

    May 09, 2013 / walu young leaders camp

    Ngaanyatjarra Council will be holding the Walu Young Leaders Camp in April and have asked NG Media to be involved. As well as sending our film crew up to record the events we’ll also be setting up the stage and encouraging bands to perform at either the Sunday or Monday evening concerts. It’s a great opportunity for bands to practice their performance skills in front of a wide but mainly local audience.

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    The Blackstone Festival

    April 09, 2013 / blackstone festival

    It’s coming up to that time of year again, The Blackstone Festival is creeping up fast in early May. The last few years we’ve helped set up the stage and got bands up on stage to perform. This year the festival will run from the 6th-12th of May, with concert night on Friday 10th. This is a great opportunity for locals to come and celebrate their culture and support local bands around the lands.

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  • National airplay for music

    April 07, 2013 / matthew lewis, lil del, triple j unearthed

    DJ Matty and Lil Del’s song featuring local songstress Hinerangi “Come on Everybody (Everything’s Gonna be Alright)”, which took NG Media by storm at the end of 2012 is still proving to be a major hit. The track, a bit different from the usual “bush reggae” heard on the lands, was posted on Triple J Unearthed earlier this year, and is now getting airplay on stations in WA, Qld, SA and Victoria. We’re planning a film clip in the near future, so stay posted!!

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    Learning the Music business

    April 01, 2013 / lemih fry, matthew lewis, training

    Lemih will now be joining Matthew Lewis on his next training venture with the Music Industry Rangers. A massive opportunity for the guys, this is part of the Remote Music Development Program run through CAAMA music and Charles Darwin University, which will provide them with a Cert 2 in music by the end of the year. Matthew has already attended a week’s workshops in Alice Springs in early March, where he learned valuable skills that will be useful in recording music and running workshops and concerts and also in his radio work. The upcoming community-based training, to be held at Hermansburg, will provide Lemih with the opportunity to catch up and gain similar skills. They’ll both be able to obtain Cert’s 3 and 4 if they stick with it over the next couple of years!

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  • Lemih joins NG Media

    March 20, 2013 / irrunytju band, bush bands bash

    In March we welcomed our latest staff member Lemih Thompson. Lemih is a talented musician and member of the Irrunytju band who has performed on stage with groups such as Tjupi Band. He has appeared at the Bush Bands Bash and recorded a number of solo tracks as well, one which appeared on Turlku 4. Lemih will be working at NG Media recording songs, assisting other bands to record tracks, coordinating live music gigs and anything and everything related to music on the Lands!

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Music Blog

Where else in the world…

May 13, 2013 / warakurna band, blackstone festival, irrunytju band, pipalyatjara, blackstone band

Festival approaching…meanwhile, back at the ranch

May 10, 2013 / blackstone festival, desert reggae, papulangkatja

Walu Young Leaders Camp

May 09, 2013 / walu young leaders camp

The Blackstone Festival

April 09, 2013 / blackstone festival

National airplay for music

April 07, 2013 / matthew lewis, lil del, triple j unearthed

Learning the Music business

April 01, 2013 / lemih fry, matthew lewis, training

Lemih joins NG Media

March 20, 2013 / irrunytju band, bush bands bash