EXCITING NEWS! We are bringing you the opportunity to Rock with the culture of Indigenous Australia.
We are pleased to announce a partnership with the incredibly talented Indigenous Australian duo ‘Apakatjah’ to create a special interactive musical workshop for conference and incentive groups seeking an insight into the unique culture and music of Indigenous Australia.
This new workshop, featuring stirring harmonies and traditional instruments, is available for meetings, incentives and special events being held in the Northern Territory, or anywhere in Australia.
The workshop is led by Grammy nominated songwriter and the most recent singer of INXS, Ciaran Gribbin, who will be accompanied by Apakatjah (pronounced Uppa-Cut-Ja) duo Dion Forrester and Jonathan Lindsay-Tjapaltjarri Hermawan. Dion and Jonathan blend their cultural influences from Aboriginal Australia into the workshop and will perform their hit single Waru.
Amongst elements such as choir and rockstar performances this new workshop will feature an array of authentic Australian rock n’ roll music from bands such as INXS, Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, Yothu Yindi and the Warrumpi Band. In addition to the construction of an original song, using the theme of the event as the title, an interactive percussion session utilising the Aboriginal instrument ‘clap sticks’ will have all audience members working together to provide rhythmic accompaniment for legendary songs from Yothu Yindi and the Warrumpi Band.
We are very impressed with Apakatjah's talent and see this new workshop as an opportunity for our clients to incorporate the stirring sounds of Indigenous Australian music into a fun interactive music experience which can be transported anywhere around Australia.
“I’m particularly excited about bringing the authentic sounds of Indigenous Australian rock music to a wider audience and to supporting fellow original artists such as Apakatjah. To have Dion and Jonathan join me on stage is a real honour.” Ciaran Gribbin