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July

 

4 - Kidogo Arthouse 7.30pm

Bathers Beach, Mews Rd, Fremantle. Tickets available here.

 

6 - West Australian Aboriginal Health Conference

Parmelia Hilton, Perth

 

7 - Belmont NAIDOC celebration

11.30am, Faulkner Park, Progress Way, Cloverdale (behind the Belmont Council Office).

 

7 - NAIDOC celebration, 6 - 7pm

U 4, 48 Central Walk Joondalup (blender gallery). Details here.

 

8 - NAIDOC @ the Perth Blues Club

Charles Hotel, Charles St, North Perth. Details here.

 

9 - NAIDOC @ Perth Cultural Centre (Wetlands Stage)

Onstage from 1pm - 2pm

 

17 - Harbourside concert series

Albany Entertainment Centre

 

24 - Private concert, Port Hedland

Guy and Gina are available for private functions. To make an enquiry, go here.

 

 

August

 

1 -  3 National Folk Alliance Australia Showcase

Urban Camp, Melbourne

 

13 - South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council

 

14 - 18 - tracking Demos @ GIG Studios

 

27 - Women in Media

Gallery Central, Northbridge

 

 

 

September

 

5 - Kings Park

South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council

 

7 - Wilderness Society "One Planet" event

Perth Cultural Centre, from 3pm. More details here.

 

17 - Aboriginal Women's Retreat

Private Performance.

 

 

October

 

10, 11, 12 - Nanga Music Festival

Gina and Guy are super excited to be returning to where it all began, the glorious Nanga Music Festival. Details and tickets are available here.

 

31 - Festival of Ideas - Writing WA

State Library of WA, 6.30pm

 

 

November

 

15 - Australian of the Year, West Australian ceremony

Government House, Perth

 

15 - Australian of the Year, West Australian ceremony

Government House, Perth

 

21 - South West Aboriginal Gourmet Culinary Event

Margaret River - Venue and times TBC

 

27 - Wesfarmers AGM and Gala Dinner

Private show

 

 

 

December

 

1 - Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference Dinner

UWA

 

11 -  Archie Roach Support

Sooki Lounge, Belgrave (Victoria)

 

12 -  Archie Roach Support

Beach Golf Club (Victoria)

 

12 -  Archie Roach Support

TBC

 

12 -  Archie Roach Support

TBC

 

 

NEWS:

 

 

GINA TAKES 2014 NAIDOC AWARD

 

Gina Williams was named Artist of the Year at the recent NAIDOC Perth Awards.

 

The NAIDOC Perth Awards honour the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisations and businesses in Perth. NAIDOC Perth have been managing these awards since 2007. Held at the Heath Ledger Theatre at the State Theatre Centre, Gina and Guy also performed a selection of songs from their debut album Kalyakoorl.

 

In accepting her award, Gina acknowledged and honoured the elders and members of community who had language taken from them, and also honoured and humbly paid respects to those "rare ones in our community who are able to speak language fluently and freely, and who have gently and persistently encouraged us (and corrected pronunciation, spelling and grammar!)"

 

"Thanks to you, we are afforded the chance to start rewriting the script. We are humbled by your trust and support," said Gina.

 

More information about the awards, as well as images from the night can be found here.

 

 

 

ALBUM OUT NOW!

 

It's finally here! Gina and Guy have released their debut album Kalyakoorl on Friday April 4 at the Fly By Night Club in Fremantle.

 

Kalyakoorl (which means Forever), is a glorious journey into the incredibly rare and beautiful Noongar language. Kalyakoorl is brimming with evocative, beautifully crafted songs and showcases the jaw dropping combination of Guy’s guitar mastery and Gina’s incredible voice.

 

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Crank Studios with Lee Buddle (Kelly Clarkson, Justin Bieber, Katie Noonan, Joni inthe Moon), Kalyakoorl is informed by four principles; Koort (Heart), Moort (Family), Boodja (Land) and Koorlangka (children and legacy). Kalyakoorl features the extraordinary talents of Russell Holmes (Piano), Roy Martinez (Bass), Arunachala Satgunasingam (Percussion) and introduces Gina’s daughters Lauren and Bella McGill (backing vocals).

 

Get your copy online.

 

Review by Stephen Bevis, Arts Editor of The West Australian

Article in X-Press Magazine by Bob Gordon

Clip on NITV by Craig Quartermaine

Clip on ABCTV 7.30WA

Interview on Awaye! with Daniel Browning

Review by Cam Findlay, The Music

Interview with Have a Go News.

 

 

ELLINGTON IMMORTALISED

 

Gina and Guy are delighted to be filming their upcoming performance at the Ellington Jazz Club on February 23. Filming is happening as part of the Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) program, an initiative managed by the Film and Television Institute in partnership with Screenwest, Rio Tinto and Leighton Holdings.

 

ICS records Western Australia's Indigenous heritage, cultural and historical stories using future-proof, high definition digital video technology and professional film crews. The initiative aims to record 100 Indigenous oral histories, so they can be viewed by future generations as well as creating invaluable records of Australia's national cultural identity.

 

Last year, Gina's story was selected for inclusion in the collection of stories. It is anticipated a DVD of the performance will be released later in the year.

 

Gina and Guy will team up with friends Russell Holmes (Piano), Roy Martinez (Bass) and Arun Satgunasingam (percussion) to preview the upcoming album Kalyakoorl.

 

It promises to be a night to remember. Tickets can be bought here.

 

 

 

WOOLAH WAMs!

 

Gina's been announced winner of the 2013 WA Music Industry WAM Awards, in the Indigenous category.

 

Gina's daughters, Lauren and Bella accepted the award on their mother's behalf.

 

For more information, including a full list of nominees, check here.

 

 

 

ABC RADIO INTERVIEW

 

Gina spoke to Geoff Hutchinson on 720 ABC Radio as part of his regular "Who Are You?" segment.

 

Tune in Wednesday October 23, from 10am.

 

For more information, check out the 720 ABC Radio link

 

 

 

 

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