The National Indigenous Music Awards have added a special in-studio performance from Midnight Oil, Kaleena Briggs, Bunna Lawrie and Dan Sultan to their already-impressive line up for the annual awards show on August 8.
Broadcast across TV, radio and online from 7pm AEST on Saturday night in partnership with NITV, the performance of new single “Gadigal Land” is sure to be a highlight of the night as the music community comes together to celebrate First Nations culture. The song takes its name from Sydney’s traditional owners, many of whom continue to live in the city. The Gadigal (also sometimes spelt “Cadigal”) lands include what is now the CBD plus areas from South Head through to the inner west. “Gadigal Land” is a provocative recount of what happened in this place, and elsewhere in Australia, since 1788.
This single is the first new music from Midnight Oil in nearly 20 years. It features special contributions by vocalists Kaleena Briggs, Bunna Lawrie, Dan Sultan plus a lyrical section written and delivered by Gadigal poet, Joel Davison. Like all the band’s new recordings it was produced by long time collaborator Warne Livesey who also helmed legendary Midnight Oil albums, “Diesel & Dust”, “Blue Sky Mining” and “Capricornia“.