This January, the Gallery launches a month-long offering of live music afternoons to celebrate
the final weeks of TARNANTHI. Much like the Kaurna word, the TARNANTHI: Sunday Sessions will
celebrate new beginnings, showcasing new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent and
luminaries from Adelaide and across Australia. Sit back and soak in the afternoon light.
NEW SOUNDS FROM A BRAVE NEW WORLD: MI-KISHA MASELLA & ALLAN SUMNER
Sunday 7 January, 2–4pm
Sunday Sessions kick off with the soulful sounds of emerging songstress Mi-Kaisha Masella and local musician Allan Sumner. Masella embraces her Dharaumbal and Tongan heritage and sings with maturity beyond her years. Proud Ngarrindjeri, Kaurna and Yankunytjatjara man Allan Sumner is an accomplished singer/songwriter and instrumentalist.
IT TAKES TWO: SUE RAY & NATHAN MAY
Sunday 14 January, 2–4pm
Experience the sultry vocals of award winning singer songwriter Sue Ray and be introduced to new talent Nathan May. Mentored by
Troy Casser-Daley and Col Hardy, May descends from the Arabana, Yawuru and Marridjabin language groups and has been performing modern folk in and around Adelaide for almost five years. Ray has three critically acclaimed albums under her belt and comes to Adelaide shortlisted as one of Australia’s most exciting Indigenous acts.
LEGENDS OLD & NEW: NO FIXED ADDRESS & COREY THEATRE
Sunday 21 January, 2–4pm
Enjoy the sounds of reggae-rock icons,
No Fixed Address, who started performing together in 1979 at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM), University of Adelaide, and are the first Aboriginal band to ever appear on Countdown. Be introduced to Corey Theatre, Gunditjmara singer songwriter, who calls Adelaide home and has led a language revival through song, singing in Gunditjmara and Kaurna language.
END ON A HIGH: EMILY WURRAMARA & THE
BEC GOLLAN TRIO
Sunday 28 January, 2–4pm
Farewell TARNANTHI and our month of summer Sundays with Emily Wurramara from Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Singing in both English and Anindilyakwa, Wurramara has performed around the country and abroad with appearances in Sweden and France. Closer to home, The Bec Gollan Trio fuses folk and pop with a taste of country. Introduced to music at age eleven as a bass guitarist for her father’s band, Gollan released her own EP in 2014 and has performed at Spirit Festival and Adelaide Fringe.
photo: Ben Searcy