Tag Archives: Iwantja Band

Passion Is No Ordinary Word

I’m a little preoccupied this weekend with a wonderful and charming houseguest, and so I’ll beg off an essay and offer a couple of video clips instead. The first came from the ABC a few weeks ago, and consists largely … Continue reading

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Iwantja Redux

A new addition to YouTube features Iwantja at the Dreaming Festival in 2010 performing “Move Ya Body.”  This one gives a good feel for what the new album Palya sounds like in some of its flasher moments.  They hadn’t worked … Continue reading

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Palya. Better. Best.

Whatever I expected from the premiere album by the Iwantja Band, it didn’t involve a string quartet. Palya is a seriously great album.  I’d be tempted to say that it is Aboriginal rock ‘n’ roll’s Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club … Continue reading

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Little Bit of Country, Little Bit of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Despite the headline to this post that I stole from Fitzroy Xpress, I’m really not much of a country music fan.  This puts large chunks of contemporary Indigenous music if not out of reach, at least on the far end … Continue reading

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