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Music Workshops with John Gordon

Above (left to right): Desy, Anthony, John, Grenville, Carl, Devon and Kyndan (behind on the drums) performing at the community concert 5th May In April Wilurarra had John Gordon come to Warburton for 3 weeks of live music development. John held daily workshops in setting up music practice, looking after your instruments, song writing, set lists, performance skills and recording. On the 5th May workshop participants held a small community concert outside the Drop-in centre to show people what they had [...]


SandTracks 2012 – Tjupi Band and Blackstone Band Play in Warburton

Over 600 people turned out at the Warburton oval for the Sandtracks 2012 concert on Saturday 22nd September. Tjupi Band and Blackstone Band were supported by local Warburton Bands - Red Sand Beat and Central Desert Band. Thanks to the Ng Media team for setting up the stage.   Above: Tjupi Band with a dancing fan and (far right on the keyboard) Lemih Thompson from Wanarn 


PHAM’s BBQ Launch Event

  PHAM's BBQ Launch event was a great sucess. With the PHAM's team ,The breakfest ladies, The Shire and Wilurarra Creative all working together everyone was feed, entertained and given an insights, into ideas for Warburtons future. Red Sand Band performed on the night which brought everyone to the new Admin complex to celebrate the launch. See more photos of the Band here    


Sandtracks Cross Borders Tour – Warburton 2011

Sandtracks Cross borders Tour 2011 in Warburton held in the park, Sept 28th Warburton ranges local bands including Red Sand Beat and Central desert band supported Sunshine reggae band and Nabarlek Though the night was chilly, over five hundred people came from accross the lands to participate in the festivities Earlier in the week Nabarlek and Sunshine Reggae bands Toured the Wilurarra studio and got to see what we do in house. They also held workshops for locals to gain feedback about [...]

Sand Tracks 2011 Cross Border Tour

Sand Tracks Cross Border Tour is coming back to Warburton ! Headlining the event will be Nabarlek "The garage band that never had a garage" Check them out here and suported by Sunshine Reggae Band check them out here Wilurarra Creative and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarra, with Country Arts WA are proud to host a concert and workshops for Warburton on the 28th September. If you would like to see the photos from last years event please check the pics section on [...]


Central Desert Band on their way to Too Solid 2011

Central Desert Band will be playing in Perth at the Too Solid Festival 2011. Wilurarra Creative is proud to support these dedicated musicians, many of who do huge amounts of work in the music development program here. Not to be missed! Central Desert Band have been going strong since 1991.  Based in Warburton, in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands WA, they have toured Pilbara, western desert and central Australia. Playing desert reggae, blues, rock and roll and country they won the Meektharra [...]


Music NT News features new Wanarn Music Studio

The new music recording studio in Wanarn Remote Indigenous School is featured in Music NT news. This collaborative project between Wilurarra Creative Music and the school is very positive. Alex Robins, Helen Stojan, Lemi Thomson, Jody Brown and Ben Fox are all working hard to make the digital recording studio thrive.   Thanks to  Megan Spencer for the reporting


Wanarn Music Studio, a successful ongoing partnership with Wilurarra Creative

Image L to R:Jody Brown (Wilurarra Creative), Helmut Cooke, a Wanarn school student, Clifford Richards, Lemih Thompson and Ben Fox (Wilurarra) Aboriginal adults in a remote community in Western Australia's central desert are taking the lead in school attendance. Young men, Helmut Cooke, Lemih Thompson and Clifford Richards of Wanarn Community are working as music producers to write songs and record tracks in their local language, in their local school. Wilurarra Creative Director Ben fox said the project has many benefits including [...]


Sand Tracks 2010 Warburton Concert

Featuring Manuel Nulupani Dhurrkay of Saltwater Band, Iwantja and Warburtons own Local musicians Held in Warburton Park on the 22nd of September The concert was a huge success and had a great turnout with locals and various others from surrounding communities Proudly supported by Wilurarra Creative and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku Click here to see the photo gallery      


Sand Tracks Music Workshop 2010

  Music Workshops held in Warburton for the local musicians to get hints and tips on performing It also gave the local talent in Warburton a chance to show off their musical skills to the touring bands With thanks to ; Sand Tracks 2010 Cross Border Tour, Manuel Nulupani Dhurrkay of Saltwater Band and Iwantja, Supported by Country Arts Presented by the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku and Wilurarra Creative  

Wilurarra Guest Musicians

Bands and producers that recorded here from the early 90's up to today.   Mantamaru band. The band made a full band cd which went on sale,1994 & a music video Red 4 Danger, made a music video. Elves Brites, legendary producer Warakurna Spirit band L.A. Beat Jabiyah, African American reggae master drummer Docker River band Christian Gospel compilation CD, which bought the people to Warburton from all communities Yabu Band Irryuntju band Kalka band Mt Davies band Kiwirrkurra band Tjurkurla band Lenny Wicker & Stella Morrison John Gordon Rachel Hore Shellie Morris Warburton Band Narbalek Band Moana Dreaming      Iwantja [...]


Fashion Show with Yirra Yaakin

L to R: Amy Hammond, Christine Michael, Sherma Bates, Kearah Smith, Secara Gibson, Bonika Smith, Valda Fraser, Shakara Walley and Lisa Nelson Wilurarra Creative artists hosted Yirra Yaakin for a cultural exchange when they were touring the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. This image is from  final walk on the kunga's side of the very successful desert fashion show.