Always Was, Always Will Be. NAIDOC Week Celebration

We celebrate NAIDOC Week inviting all to embrace the full history of Australia – a history which dates back thousands of generations. Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. Australia has the world’s oldest oral stories and oldest continuing cultures on the planet.

As a new immigrant and artist, everyday I feel more in love with this country and delighted to learn more about Australia’s amazing mixing of cultures.

Here is our tribute to the First Nations people, performing this full of heart Aboriginal song “My Island Home” in Brazilian rhythm “baião” – popularly known as “Forro” – which means “for all”.

Looking forward to celebrating NAIDOC week, our beloved home Australia and the magical cultural fusion we are creating here by performing “My Island Home” again this Friday 13 November at our Juliana Areias – All that Samba (and beyond) at The Duke of George in Fremantle, Western Australia! See you there! Info and tickets here.

“My Island Home” (1987) written by Neil Murray and originally performed by Warumpi Band – Australian country and Aboriginal rock group formed in the outback settlement of Papunya, Northern Territory, in 1980. In early 1995, Christine Anu (former backing singer in Murray’s touring group, The Rainmakers), issued a cover version of “My Island Home”.

“La Belle de Jour” written by Alceu Valenca – Album: Sete Desejos (1992).

Juliana Areias – live recording at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre – Hot Shore Shuffle Series – 8 Nov 2020 featuring:- Juliana Areias – vocals- Joshua de Silva – guitar and backing vocals- Paul Millard – flute- Filipe Rimis – drums – Rafael Medeiros de Souza – percussion

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