Our first recording, done across 4 days in the old church at Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), Bathurst Island, in 2008. We had been friends for one year but had only spent about two weeks together on and off, workshopping ideas. Our rough plan was that each song would lead us wherever it took us. The women and the band had great fun re-inventing some of the ladies’ favourite songs – always in Tiwi language, but in different styles, from country to gospel to jazz and back again!
Extra instrumentals were added in Sydney and we reckon it encapsulates the informal, honest and essentially collaborative nature of our music. We were thrilled to win Best Traditional Music recording for 2008 at the NT Indigenous Music Awards.