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Ripple Effect soar to new heights

28 September 2018

It has been an exciting few months for Maningrida’s very own all women’s band Ripple Effect Band.
The band have just recently returned from the Bush Bands Bash in Alice Springs this month, where Kakadu’s Black Rock Band were also in the music line up.
Ripple Effect Band’s Jodie Kell said the band had a wonderful time at the Bush Bands Bash.
“We loved playing in Alice Springs and it was so exciting to hit the big stage and share our music and stories. The crowd went wild for us and afterwards we met many people who thanked us for sharing our music as women,” Jodie said.
“Sharing the stage with Black Rock Band, and also Saltwater Band as well as a heap of amazing bands from the desert was so great as well.
“The Bush Bands workshop at Ross River was a great time of development and learning. Highlights included working with Shellie Morris and Brian Ritchie from the Violent Femmes, but overall we gained a lot of music industry contacts and knowledge and had a chance to rehearse with mentors to offer advice.
“Thanks to support from West Arnhem Regional Council, Air North and MusicNT for supporting us to travel to Alice.”
In other exciting news, Ripple Effect Band have also launched their new website which is now online.
From here you will be able to listen to, purchase and download their fourtrack EP and watch films about the songs and find out more about the band. 
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Ripple Effect Band are following in the tradition of saltwater rock from the top end, they are forging new ground and a new sound as the first women from their community to play instruments and make their own band. 
They sing in the languages of their people, Ndjébbana, Burarra, Na-kara and Kune and they have a story to tell about their land, their languages and their culture.