Bush Bands Bash 2006 SpinFX

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Description SpinFx Band started around 1999. Amos was working as the music teacher in the Papunya School. Standley and Amos used to practise music every day. They wrote songs about life in Papunya, outbush, people and land. They recorded their first album ‘Ulumburru’ with CAAMA. It was launched at CAAMA with a live broadcast at the beginning of 2000. ‘Ulumburru’ the title track is a mountain to the south of Papunya that is part of the West MacDonnell Ranges. It is sacred land. A lot of the songs have been about hard times in life, and trying to help people. The album was a great success through CAAMA. SpinFx went to Sydney for the Deadly Vibes alongside Troy Cassar- Daley and Shikira.

The Bush Bands Bash ’06! was held as an Alice Desert Festival event at the Hub Space set amongst the majestic river red gums in the dry river bed of the Todd River. Becoming part of the Hub Space meant access to higher quality production stage and sound equipment which lifted the performance and profile.

Seven local arts / community workers were employed for the event, and eight Indigenous youth were employed as front of house crew, learning new skills and event management procedures.

Venue: Alice Desert Festival Hubspace – Banks of the Todd River (Next to Anzac Oval)

Date: Friday 8th September
Bands: Tjupi Band, Spin Fx, Thunder Boys, Kintore Gospel Band, The Family Mix, Eastern Reggae Band, Drum Atweme, Steve Gumerungi Hodder

MC: Jacinta Castle

Sponsors/ Partners: NT Government (Dept Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts, and Dept Health and Community Services), Government of South Australia (Department for Families and Communities), Australian Government (Dept of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs), Juvenile Diversion Division of NT Police, Red Hot Arts, Imparja television, Belette, Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjarra Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council, CAAC, Tangentyere Council, Asyass, Gap Youth Centre, Youth Out Bush, PY Media, Colemans printing, Busy Bee Promotions, NT Ofice of Youth Affairs, Office National.

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