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The Winanjjikari Music Centre's Podcast
"Singing for belonging"
July 06, 2010 07:45 PM PDT
winanjjikari latest new and interviews with jeremiah angus brenden and the music nt crewEpisode 28
June 14, 2010 07:18 PM PDT
Latest update from Winanjjikari music team. Brian Morton interviews new music manager Adrian McNamara, Lex Holt gives us an update on latest Tableland Drifters album, Angus Pearsons drops buy to show off his guitar playing skills and Joe Davey speaks on the history of Tableland Drifters and the meaning behind Winanjjikari Music Centre.Winanjjikari Welcomes the new year, New studio, New music to Come
February 02, 2010 12:06 AM PST
Welcome to a new Year at Winanjjikari Music centre, This looks to be a Big year with the New Music Centre in Full Flight. We are getting ready to start the Barkly Storybook 2 and this year we are working hard on the 25 annerversery album for the Tableland Drifters. So look out for whats to come.Winanjjikari Outreach Finishes Elliott Program for the Year
October 09, 2009 12:30 AM PDT
Here is a cool Episode put together by Jeff and Harrold Daily Waters in Elliott during the Wrap up of the Program. We hope you enjoy there is Music From Harold and his Friends, MC Cal and the whole Elliott crew and a Treak from The Storm Riders, We all hope you enjoy. Here is a Picture Of the Outreach Studio in the Blue house.Working at Winajjikari
April 29, 2009 02:14 AM PDT
Here is the Latest Episode from the Fellas at Winanjjikari Music Centre. Lately the fella's have been out bush working hard running the sound at Sports carnivals. The men have also getting ready for the Second Instalment of the Barkly Storybook. Jeff And Lynette Lewis have been working hard in Ali Curung with the School and the Local Gospel Group.
March 03, 2009 07:49 PM PST
Hi there one and All we thought we would give you all out there an Update of the outreach program, Two weeks ago the Ladies and Men of the rock squad have taken control of the Winanjjikari Music Centre with the assistance of Barkly Regional Arts. Alvin Anderson has been Working on his new album, Joe Davey has been gig'n around town with the Tableland Drifters and the Barkly Boys, Joe and Brian Morton managed to travel to Sydney for a Key Producer forum with Australia Council. Barry Benning has Returned from Tamworth with his new Album that we feature on next episode.
Here is some of the Good work that has recently happened in Borroloola. These lyrics are a gift to the Garrawa people of Borroloola from Jeff. Gadrian Hoosen and his Mum Nacy Translated the chorus into Garrawa. Lesten to the Great work the Kids did in a 40 Minute Class.
November 06, 2008 08:53 PM PST
Hi there everybody here is another podcast from the Mob at Winanjjikari. We have been working hard recording new material with Zaddock Johnson, Leslie Thompson and Alvin Anderson. There is going to be some new songs coming out of Winanjjikari In the coming months including the Return of The Bacon and Eggs, Alvin Anderson and the WMC Alstar's,
October 16, 2008 07:20 PM PDT
The Rock squad crew at the Winanjjikari Music Centre is celebrating the successful application to the Christianson fund, which is based in the United States of America, for funding our upcoming program in the new year. The funding received will be used to set up the Winanjjikari Outreach Program. This program will be centered in 8 communities throughout the Barkly Region over the next 12 months. Music Project Officer Jeff McLaughlin said. “This was one of the hardest applications to receive in the world with Winanjjikari the only organization in Australasia to receive the grant. I am very proud of the men at the Winanjjikari Music Centre who have made this possible; we now have a chance to put back into the communities of the Barkly Region what we feel they have given to us, a sense of belonging and appreciation. I’m absolutely pleased the music centre now employs ten Indigenous people on real permanent part time positions. The workers are really stepping up to the plate and taking every opportunity that comes along to engage with the community in TC and to promote this region to the many tourists that have visited the centre. This coming year the rock squad aim to use music as their tool to help language retention, cultural enhancement and to share this knowledge with the rest of the World.
Barkly Regional Arts Inc now enjoys “ Key Producer Status “ granted by the federal government and Barkly Arts is one of only nine in Australia to be given this honor. It has taken over two years to set the Music Centre up as the Musical Hub of the Barkly; we now have an Indigenous Studio Manager, Sound Engineer, Live Sound Manager, numerous session musicians and these men have become mentor roles in the region. We hope to add to the list of competent musicians at the centre by sourcing musicians in Barkly communities as part of the Outreach Program commencing next year.
The Winanjjikari Music centre would like to thank Barkly Regional Arts, The Winanjjikari Music Centre Board, Papulu Appar-kari Language Centre, The Indigenous Coordination Centre, Charles Darwin University, Territory School of Music, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts NT, Music NT, CAAMA and the Barkly communities for all there support.
You can purchase the Bacon and Eggs Album from the Music Centre for only $15 as a pre Christmas Special, If you have some spare time drop in and hang out with the musicians behind the Pyramid Building on Peko Road and see the good work in Progress.
Here is Alvin's new song "Black fella Doing time."Bacon and Eggs is here
June 16, 2008 03:59 AM PDT
Its Here. The Bacon and Eggs Album, Songs of the Rock Squad. To order your own Exclusive Hand made CD From Winanjjikari Music Centre's own Rock Squad. All Internet orders from Podomatic can get the CD for a Reduced price of $20 this is a 20% discount. Please contact One of the Staff on 62 08 89622382 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 07, 2008 12:27 AM PDT
This week the guys at the Winanjjikari Music Centre gives you a sneak peek of their up coming Album which is titled "For Bacon and Eggs".
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The Winanjjikari Music Centre was established as a music training and recording centre on September 9th, 2006. It is one of Australia’s first and most successful Shared Responsibility Agreements (SRA) designed to teach and assist Barkly musicians in developing their skills in musicianship/music production. The SRA was a signed agreement between the Aboriginal Community of Tennant Creek, the Australian and Northern Territory Governments, Papula Apparr-Kari Aboriginal Corporation (PAK), Julalikari Council Aboriginal Corporation (JCAC), the Tennant Creek Town Council and the Barkly region. The Winanjjikari Music Centre employs a Music Project Officer. The music centre is governed by a committee of respected Aboriginal persons. They provide advice and support to the Project Officer Jeffrey McLaughlin. In co-operation with Barkly Regional Arts, the Winanjjikari Music Centre has ten permanent part time employees who are advancing their skills as both musicians and production technicians. They work at everything from playing instruments to recording, mixing and mastering. This unique project provides the musicians with “hands on” learning experience and involves the entire community at every stage of the process, from the youth trainees to the Elder mentor positions. The music centre has commenced the Winanjjikari Outreach Program that will service eight remote Barkly Communities with the generous contribution of $100 000 USD from the Christensen Foundation in the United States. The Outreach Program will help develop musicians’ networks, promote the services and accessibility of the Music Centre, establish important community contacts and assist with putting touring circuits in place for bands in the future. In particular it will provide focused activity for remotely located young people who will work with experienced Aboriginal musicians as role models and mentors. All of the experienced musicians currently working at the centre have stated that one of their primary goals is to pass on skills to their young people so that they can express their culture in their own way and use music as a tool for language retention. The music centre has evolved into a CD production plant, capable of fully producing Audio CD’s and DVDs. Everything from the original idea/concept, writing the music, filming the video and recording same right through to the mastering of the final product can be organised in-house. With a state of the art, Pro-tools recording studio and a highly trained sound engineer and producer at hand, it’s time Tennant Creek was heard! The Music centre has its own Public Address sound company that works for the local rock and roll performances, through to running corporate sound, lighting and event management. Winanjjikari staff have gained valuable experience working with numerous local, Territory wide and Federal Government agencies and business sectors. Along with this development, Winanjjikari Music Centre has also liaised with Tourism NT in marketing the music centre as a wonderful opportunity for visitors to engage with local traditional Aboriginal people. Winanjjikari provides a profound grass-roots cultural experience that perfectly fits the targeted ‘Spirited Travellers’ identified as those coming to the NT to experience ancient and authentic traditional Aboriginal culture. As the only centre of its type in the entire NT, Winanjjikari presents a unique experience, giving visitors the rare opportunity to listen to live music, experience contemporary Aboriginal music in the making and speak to the musicians themselves about their culture and history. CDs are available for sale to visitors, providing a wonderful souvenir of their time in the Barkly. The name ‘Singing for Belonging’ says it all, with the musicians representing a variety of different Aboriginal languages from across the Barkly Region, yet working together in harmony and presenting their diverse stories and languages in the form of original music, the history and culture of these men is kept alive and fresh. The Music Project Officer (MPO) at the Winanjjikari Music Centre is Jeffrey McLaughlin who has spent the last 3 years in the bush and has been there all the way facilitating programs and day to day operations. Jeff has worked with numerous acts for the Last 10 years Australia Wide and enjoys passing skills around to his fellow musicians. The Music Centre has a pod-cast site. www.winanjjikari.podomatic.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 52 Peko Road (PO BOX 259), Tennant Creek, NT, 0861 P/F: 08 8962 2799
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