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Black Rock Band celebrate debut album

24 May 2018

Kakadu West Arnhem’s very own Black Rock Band is continuing to celebrate the success of their new single ‘Struggle’ which was officially released via Wantok Musik in April this year.
Not only this, their debut album will be released today, Friday, May 25 with launches booked in Sydney and Melbourne. 
With its powerful message, ‘Struggle’ speaks to the experience of the band as young Aboriginal men, and the experience of their families and community. It is a call for everyone to work together to break negative patterns and ‘make a change’; as a nation, as a community and every day for themselves.
The music video for ‘Struggle’ was shot on location in Darwin and Palmerston. Filmed by Sam Frederick and directed by Richie Guymala, the clip stars young Jabiru local Jack Namarnyilk. 
The song was recorded by Andy Baldwin (Rola Pola Studios NY) at Subsonic Studios in Darwin and Kapalga Outstation and was mastered by Joe LaPorta (Sterling Sound NY).
There has been no slowing down for the Black Rock Band in recent months following a tour in Western Australia where they performed at the Nannup Music Festival 
in March.
And it has just been announce that Black Rock Band will also be on the line up at Barunga Festival in June.
The group - Richie Guymala, Romeo Redford, Graham Rostron, Darius Cameron, Dillon Guymala, Selone Djandjomerr, Kimberley Namarnyilk, Alfie Naborlhborlh, and John Anderson - first came together through their work with Children's Ground, working to support the learning, wellbeing and development of children in their community.  
Black Rock Band draws on deep musical family history as they incorporate traditional and contemporary sounds with a steady rock style, singing in both Kunwinjku and English.
Their songs are a celebration of culture, connection to country, the fight for social justice and the future they want to create for the next generation of children.
Black Rock Band encourages everyone to keep up with the latest news you can follow them on Facebook 
Also, don’t miss them at the Barunga Festival.