Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Gambirra, Sade, Zap Mama


band members

Gambirra - Lead Singer & Guitar, Ben - Bass, Jasper - Drums, Flute, BeatBox, Garry - Keys, Izi - FX & Sound


Influences

Reggae/Dub, world beat, Soul


Bio

Gambirra & Co - An Enlivening Crew with an Innovative Sound - Together they bring a positive message of Unity & Love. Never before has there been an artist quite like Gambirra. With her roots deep in Yolngu country of Australia's Arnhem Land, Gambirra possesses a style that radiates humanity taking us from the cauldron of creation to the dub sounds of the contemporary world. Prepare to be enchanted.! A close relation to other well known Yolngu performers, artists and painters i.e. Yothu Yindi, Djalu, and Geoffery Gurrumul Yunupingu. Gambirra is a performing and visual artist. Musically she is a singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist and producer with her own sound studio and engineering facilities. Moving provocative rhythms, powerful arresting vocals, and a magnetic presence with a unique fusion of soulful progressive roots, world, funk & dub. Gambirra plays a 12-string guitar with an FX board, producing sophisticated layers of captivating sounds. For her national shows and festivals, this Yolngu Songstress brings together a dynamic & diverse multicultural family in song. Gambirra's songs cross cultural barriers in their depth and significance as reflected in her album 'The UnKnown'. Artist’s Statement: “We delve into the creative, into the unknown. To places of fear, joy, hope, images, sound, colour, words, melody and technology. We are explorers of the unseen and the unknown. Chartering thru the wondrous and magical oceans of our minds and souls. As the final song in this album says "enter blind, enter deaf, enter the unknown".! We all affect one another; we enhance, provoke, embrace, divide, hate & love. Human’s are social creatures - we need each other for reflection, guidance and fulfillment” Gambirra "A stand-out performer at the 2011/2012 Woodford Folk Festival featuring the Dreaming. Gambirra was not only a festival highlight on-stage but she also embraced new networks, colleagues and opportunities with absolute professionalism and generosity." Sam Cook - Director at The Dreaming. Australia's International Indigenous Festival "It was great to finally meet you and experience your great music. What an ensemble!!! You had an amazing turn out for a busy weekend in Mallacoota. You must come back. There has been nothing but raves about Gambirra's singing, the great players and production values of the concert. Great show! Lux invicta" "2010 International Women's Day. Your performance was simply outstanding and moving. You are a wonderful role model to all women. As a Yolngu woman, your contribution towards sustaining your people's culture is evident through your passion and love of your music and art. Thank you once again." Nova Peris OAM Media & Communications Executive Unit - AIATSIS

Review

Yendor

11 Jan 2011

50

Great vox and ve...

Great vox and very easy listening tunes. Excellent work on all your tracks. Nice!

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Review

Ramona D

12 May 2010

50

Absolutely beaut...

Absolutely beautiful vocals, stunning feel, a real treasure for the Yolngu people.. i really do mean it when i say that i hope your music touches the world the way it has touched me.

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