Introducing Miranda Garling, Bec Gollan and Dora Smith!
Over the next three weeks one new single from the Alukura compilation album will be released each Friday, introducing Australia to three new Australian Indigenous female singer-songwriters.
30 September Miranda Garling – Better Days
7 October Bec Gollan – Stories
14 October Dora Smith – May We Meet Again
Last year Australia’s longest running Indigenous music label CAAMA Music ran a nationwide competition to uncover a new crop of female Aboriginal singer-songwriters, and the result is The Alukura Compilation, featuring a song from each of the eight women and released by CAAMA Music.
For the Alukura Competition (Alukura meaning ‘women’s place’ in the Arrernte language) CAAMA Music selected eight talented women from all corners of Australia to record at their studios in Alice Springs. During the recording process the women participated in song writing and music business workshops to further their careers. The group were also mentored by musical duo The Stiff Gins [Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs] whilst connecting to the country and culture of Central Australia.
For most of these women it was their first time recording in a professional studio and from this invaluable experience they received knowledge and contacts to support and grow a successful musical career. Since taking part in this competition all of the artists have made great progress towards their goals of being professional musicians.