Ripple Effect Band

Already dubbed as a “pioneering concept”, Ripple Effect Band have been a force from inception. An all women’s band coming from Maningrida in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Whilst following in the tradition of saltwater rock from the top end, they are forging new ground and a new sound as the first women from their community to play instruments and make their own band. They sing in the languages of their people, Ndjébbana, Burarra, Na-kara and Kune and they have a story to tell about their land, their languages and their culture. Motivated to create their own bands of change – a ripple effect – to inspire, the group have set ablaze stages at WOMADelaide, Mona Foma, Darwin Festival to Barunga, Nannup, Tarnanthi, Bush Bands Bash and the Yothu Yindi pioneered Garma Festival. This year they shared ‘Walaya’to support from triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, RTR FM, 2SER, Spotify and others, including a nomination for the Diversity in Music Award at the Australian Women’s Music Awards. The group have previously been recongised with an ARIA nomination for their Na-kara lullaby, ‘Nabárrdja – the Little Crab’, feature on SBS’s A Taste of the Territory through to collaborations with Paul Mac (Ngaiire, Silverchair), Michael Hohnen (Gurrumul), Antonia Gauci (Kesha, Troye Sivan, 700 Feel) and more. With every step their calls to “take the music industry by storm” (The Music) comes closer in reach.

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