In it’s eighth year on the road, Sand Tracks teams a renowned Aboriginal headline act with a young Aboriginal band from central Australia to tour through Australia’s remote central desert region, delivering live performances alongside music and culture workshops.
This year we’re excited to announce the legendary Lajamanu Teenage Band will headline the tour, alongside the talented young crew from Desert Hip Hop.
Lajamanu Teenage Band first hit the national music scene in 1995 with their debut album “Echo Voices”, telling stories of the changes to their homeland brought by western civilization. A pioneer of the distinctive desert reggae, the band have gone on to produce another 5 albums, and in 2012 were inducted into the Hall of Fame at the prestigious National Indigenous Music Awards.
Desert Hip Hop is made up of crews from three different remote Aboriginal communities spanning a radius of 700kms across the Barkly region; Desert Sevenz are a group of young men from Ampilatwatja community; The Hill Boyz come from Epenarra community and The E Town Boyz are from Elliott community in the Northern Territory.
The Sand Tracks Tour is presented by Country Arts WA and Healthway promoting the Mentally Healthy WA campaign message, Act-Belong-Commit.