Sand Tracks 2009 – Yabu Band and Moana Dreaming
The Sand Tracks pilot was launched in 2009, designed to profile indigenous artists, build a remote touring circuit and develop remote indigenous and non-indigenous audiences while building community capacity through workshops.
Multi-award winning groups The Yabu Band and Moana Dreaming visited four remote communities to perform and deliver workshops.
The Yabu Band is a desert rock/reggae band from Kalgoorlie. The group creates a powerful, unique sound drawing inspiration for their music from their heritage and culture.
Moana Dreaming is a collective of three young Aboriginal women from Perth. As a group they share their stories and life experiences through song, creating soulful acoustic music with blends of reggae, blues and roots, country R&B and pop-rock.
In addition to the 4 performances – which covered over 3,600km employing 12 people over 14 days, to an audience of 2,350 people – the 9 workshops reached 143 participants.
Shows were locally presented in Kalgoorlie and Laverton by Nooda Nguelegoo Aboriginal Corporation, Warburton by Warburton Youth Arts and Irrunytju (Wingellina) by Ngaanyatjarra Media and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku.