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Black as Soundtrack

by Various Artists

Featuring the best tracks from the hit Indigenous Australian web series Black As. Eclectic, energetic and fun, these tunes will have you humming and pumping all day long.
Genre: World: Aboriginal
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ngalayindi (feat. Bobby Bununggurr)
Charlie Nunumuwuy, Jason Durrurrnga, Bobby Bununggurr
2:19 $0.99
2. Senor
Dunganda Street Sounds
4:07 $0.99
3. Depina
Dunganda Street Sounds
4:19 $0.99
4. Djammarkuli (Durrurrnga Mix)
Dunganda Street Sounds
4:09 $0.99
5. Djammarkuli (Sandy Point Mix)
Dunganda Street Sounds
4:21 $0.99
6. Wamut
Dunganda Street Sounds
3:31 $0.99
7. Warrarra
Dunganda Street Sounds
3:35 $0.99
8. Liya Gana Ngarra Dhuwal
Dunganda Street Sounds
2:39 $0.99
9. Ngarritj
Dunganda Street Sounds
3:22 $0.99
10. Gurrupurungu
Dunganda Street Sounds
4:38 $0.99
11. Best Friend
Dunganda Street Sounds
3:40 $0.99
12. Djut Djut Djane
Dunganda Street Sounds
6:45 $0.99
13. Mokuy
Dunganda Street Sounds
3:56 $0.99
14. Charlie’s Song
Charlie Nunumuwuy, Jason Durrurrnga
2:17 $0.99
15. Ngumunbarra- Dhawu
Allen Murphy
4:13 $0.99
16. Wayilibarra
Kantilla Gaykamangu
4:17 $0.99
17. Black as Theme
Martin Gaykamangu, Jason Durrurrnga
2:37 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The music for Black As is as memorable as the series itself. The soundtrack overflows with the energy and vitality of Arnhem Land, full of fabulous catchy tunes, all sung in the local Djambarrpuyngu language. The remote Aboriginal community of Ramingining, where the series was shot, is home to many fine musicians and singers. Many of the tracks feature local favorites Dunganda Street Sounds and the irrepressible Jason Durrurrnga. The opening track of the album features the haunting vocals and didj of artist, musician and performer Bobby Bununggurr, our very own Uncle Bobby.

We appreciate you purchasing the album and supporting Australian music and true Indigenous content. We thank all our fans for supporting Black As and independent production.

Director David Batty talks about the music in Black As.
After shooting the pilots for Black As I asked Joe if he had any local music we could use in the edit. He gave me a USB stick loaded with all kinds of music from Arnhem Land. I waded through it and selected a bunch of tracks. Turned out every one of them was from a band in Ramingining – Dunganda Street Sounds. To my surprise I discovered it had been produced by the legendary Allen Murphy, ex-New Yorker, now Territorian - and former drummer of The Village People. The tracks were quirky, had a unique feel and above all were really catchy. They had a “pop” feel but the traditional singing, didj and local language located it firmly in Ramingining. I loved it and wanted more of it for the series.

Allen had a long relationship with Ramingining and its musicians and singers. He took little convincing to come on location and record more music for the series. He set up a temporary recording studio in a nest of demountables with a mountain of gear, all brought in from Darwin. In no time word got around and Allen was inundated with local musicians keen to write, record, sing, wail, drum and generally be involved in the whole creative process. Every few days I would visit the musicians, show them rushes and talk about what I wanted and what might work. I was always met with lively enthusiasm and fresh ideas.

Over the next two months Allen recorded and mixed over thirty new tracks that gave us the unique local feel that drives the series. It was a pretty intense undertaking but worth all the effort. It not only brought an immense amount of integrity to the project but gave local people a strong sense of ownership and involvement which is evident throughout the series.



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