Ripple Effect

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Ripple Effect is a groundbreaking all women's rock band from Maningrida in the Northern Territory.

Following in the footsteps of great bands before them, such as The Letterstick Band, they have a new take on the great musical tradition of Arnhem Land. Until the present time, in Arnhem Land, both ceremonial and more contemporary musical forms have been almost entirely the domain of men, with music making being gender restricted. However, these women are forging new ways of musical participation, composing, playing instruments, singing and performing in public.

Coming from successful performances at Bak’bididi and Yurrwi Gattjirrk Festivals in the NT, the women have an energy and excitement born from their love of music and their strong commitment to the band and to each other. As Stephanie James says, “We are women and we are 100% band group, music makes us alive”.
Maningrida is a coastal community in North Eastern Arnhem Land situated on the estuary of the Liverpool River, approximately 400km east of Darwin, with a population of 2600. The Kunibídji people are the traditional landowners but currently, Maningrida is home to several different language groups that fall within the category of endangered languages. The band reflects the multilingual nature of Maningrida, singing in their languages of Ndjebbana, Na-kara, Burarra and Kune. As multi-instrumentalists, they swap around so that each woman can move forward and sing in her own language.

Supported by Darwin born and bred songstress Leah Flanagan, whose music shares the refreshing sounds of the north, they will perform at The Newsagency in Annandale where they will be sharing their stories about their country, their languages and their culture.

Telephone: 0458266994

Event Info:

This event will take place on 2017-12-10 05:00pm at The Newsagency, 74-76 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Annandale.

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