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Sounds of AustraNesia
Release Date: 01/11/2013
Catalogue No.: M-SOA001
Record Label: Independant
Format: CD

The "Sounds of AustraNesia" is a multi-dimensional group gives voice to some of Cairns' finest Indigenous singers, songwriters and musicians of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Papua New Guinean, Polynesian and Melanesian descent. Original songs infused with language, with the universal theme of roots, cleverly combining instrumentation of these cultures with dynamic vocal arrangements, will immediately give the listener an Austra-Nesian experience, offering a spectrum of genres through the sounds of traditional mixed with contemporary flavours, both acoustified and mainstreamed, all in one package. Each voice and songwriter will showcase individuality, yet a unique dimension of this group is blending these voices into a soul-stirring choir with intricate harmonies woven throughout, led by music educator, arranger and director, Rubina Kimiia. Members of the band show their versatility not only as singers and song-writers but musicians too. Music maestro, engineer and producer, Will Kepa, brilliantly crafts traditional instrumentation with contemporary elements. The combined strengths of Kimiia and Kepa, together with the individual and collective talents of the ensemble, showcasing original songs with themes of today and yesteryear, promises to deliver to the listener a platter of musical flavours found throughout Austra-Nesia.

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