SONG PEOPLES SESSIONS
The Song Peoples Sessions is a collaboration between traditional and contemporary Australian Indigenous musicians to support the protection of Indigenous languages and traditional song cycles. The languages involved here have less than twenty speakers, and one language has only three speakers and one singer of the songlines living.
Recorded on location with my portable apoggee/pro-tools rig in Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia. Archiving and featuring the traditional songs of the Yanyuwa, Garrawwa Gurdanji and Marra language groups. With Shellie Morris as the collaborative musician whose grandmother was a Yanyuwa women.
ARTIST – Shellie Morris & the Yanyuwa Songwomen
ALBUM – Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu
LABEL – ABC records
RECORDED AT – On Location, Borroloola, N.T,
MIXED AT -Eastment st, Melbourne (my studio)
MY ROLE – Producer, Recording Engineer, Mixing. Mastering
WITH -Song Peoples Sessions Team.
2013ARIA – Best World Music Album (finalist) – Song Peoples Sessions, Nganbala Wiji Li-Wunungu
2012 NIMA – Traditional Music Awards (winner) – Song Peoples Sessions.
2012 NIMA – Album of the year (finalist) – Song Peoples Sessions.
‘An incredibly beautiful masterpiece of ancient and modern Aboriginal fusion, this is a landmark album for Indigenous women worldwide’, 4½ stars, Seth Jordan, Songlines UK.
‘It is simply a great record, a potent mix of traditional and modern, set in powerful, cinematic landscapes by Cole. Extraordinary’, 4½ stars, Noel Mengel. The Courier Mail.