To celebrate the opening of My Country , I Still Call Australia Home:
Contemporary Art from Black Australia, Goma put on a "Up Late,
one night only" last night.
Archie Roach and Medics, joined by Bunna Lawrie entertained and
there was plenty of excellent art to check out.
I videoed 4 songs from Archie, I missed the very apt Native Born,
which is his song about the great Indigenous artist Albert Namatjira.
There was a few songs from the new album and I got them as well
as A Child Was Born Here from his 2000 Looking for Butter Boy
album. He also performed one of Ruby's children's songs.
The Medics were next, a bit of a change of pace.
These guys came from Cairns originally, now based in Brisbane.
They have since formiong in 2007 released two EP's and an album,
won jjj,s unearthed and a deadly award for best band in 2010.
In 2012 Rolling Stone crowned them best new talent
Their lead singer Jhindu Lawieis the son of Bunna Lawie the lead
singer of legendary trailblazing Indigenous band Coloured Stone.
Bunna joined them on stage for the last two songs including a
fantastic version of Black Boy.
As much as I enjoyed the Medics alternate indigenous sound
I would have liked to see a lot more of Bunna, maybe one day.
The art Exhibition is fantastic too, so if you get a chance get along.
You shall find all the videos of the night at the end of this post
so check them out too!
You can check out the Medics web site Here
A Child Was Born Here - Archie Roach, Goma Brisbane
Heal The Land - Archie Roach, Goma Brisbane
We Won't Cry - Archie Roach, Goma Brisbane
Old Mission Road - Archie Roach, Goma Brisbane