Blekbala Mujik

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Blekbala Mujik (Black People's Music) is a musical group based in from Arnhem Land, Australia. They have a unique pop/rock/dance/reggae sound and have a huge support base for their live shows and recordings. They are cited in the World Music: The Rough Guide as next best known to Yothu Yindi[1]

History[edit]

Blekbala Mujik was formed around 1986. Their base was located in the small community of Barunga (Gulin-Gulin) in central Arnhem Land in Australia.

The founding member, Peter Miller, lives in Alice Springs, but the band is based in Barunga. The band sings partly in English and partly in Kriol, which is a creole language based on English and Australian Aboriginal languages.

Blekbala mujik means "blackfella music" in Kriol.

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Nitmiluk (1990) - CAAMA

Midnait Mujik (1990) - CAAMA

Come-N-Dance (1993) - CAAMA

Tracks:

  1. Black Cockatoo
  2. Come N Dance
  3. Drangkinbala
  4. Children of the World
  5. Love is a Beautiful Thing
  6. Come N Dance (radio mix)
  7. Farewell

Blek Bala Mujik (1995)

Tracks:

  1. Mimi - Wajbagada
  2. Walking Together
  3. Drangkinbala
  4. Buffalo Stampede
  5. Don't Worry Just Be Happy
  6. Come n Dance
  7. White Cockatoo
  8. Mibala Yubala
  9. Mimi
  10. Walls
  11. One More Story
  12. Farewell

Walking Together (1995) - CAAMA

Tracks:

  1. Walking Together - Radio Mix
  2. Walking Together - Full Mix
  3. Walking Together - Instrumental
  4. Walking Together - U.S. Mix
  5. Buffalo Stampede (Traditional)

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Blekbala Mujik have been cited in numerous articles on Indigenous Australian music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dorian, Frederick; Simon Broughton; Mark Ellingham; Orla Duane; Rough Guides; Richard Trillo (1999). "Australia: Blek Bala Mujik". World Music: The Rough Guide. Rough Guides. pp. 14–15. ISBN 978-1-85828-636-5. 
  2. ^ Aria Awards, Blek Bala Mujiks award history

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