31 - DISRUPTED: Festival of Ideas
State Library of WA, 6.30pm
1, 1pm - Opening of the National ANZAC Centre
1, 2.40pm - Stirling Terrace Mess Hall
1, 6.20pm - Centennial Park community concert
14 - Invite the World to Dinner Gala Event
15 - Australian of the Year, West Australian ceremony
Government House, Perth
20 - Wesfarmers AGM and Gala Dinner
21 - South West Aboriginal Gourmet Culinary Event
Margaret River - Venue and times TBC
23 - "Summer's Edge" Community Concert
Sandy Beach Reserve, Town of Bassendean
30 - The Ellington Jazz Club
1 - Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference Dinner
11 - Archie Roach Support
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave (VIC)
12 - Archie Roach Support
13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Heads (VIC)
13 - House Concert (VIC)
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14 - Archie Roach Support (VIC)
Northcote Social Club
28 Woodford Folk Festival (QLD)
Songlines stage, from 2.30pm
29 Woodford Folk Festival (QLD)
Workshop on the Songlines stage, from 9.30am
31 Woodford Folk Festival (QLD)
Songlines stage, from 2.30pm
1 - Woodford Folk Festival (QLD)
Songlines stage, from 11am
9 - 11 - Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS)
15 - 18 - Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW)
27 - Nannup Festival (WA)
1, 2 - Nannup Festival (WA)
13 - 15 - Blue Mountain Festival (NSW)
21 - Nukara Festival (WA)
24 - 26 - Mount Beauty Festival (VIC)
GINA AND GUY UP FOR DOUBLE WAMis
Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse have received two nominations for the 2014 WA Music Awards.
The WA Music Awards (known affectionately as the WAMis) play a vital role in recognising the achievements and output of the WA music and industry talent in the year that was.
The duo have been nominated in the Indigenous and World Music categories. More details, including a full list of nominees can be found here.
The winners will be announced on November 7.
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.
It's finally here! Gina and Guy have released their debut album Kalyakoorl.
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.
ABC RADIO INTERVIEW
Gina spoke to Geoff Hutchinson on 720 ABC Radio as part of his regular "Who Are You?" segment.
For more information, check out the 720 ABC Radio link