Aboriginal musician

Apakatjah

Origin
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Genre/styles
Folk, Reggae, Rock, Roots
About

Apakatjah (pronounced uppa–cut-ja), a duo consisting of Dion Forrester (lead/rhythm guitar and vocals) and Jonathan Lindsay-Tjapaltjarri Hermawan (lead/rhythm guitar and vocals).

The word ‘apakatjah’ is a Luritja (Western Desert, west and south of Alice Springs) kriol word for a person of mixed race heritage and represents the musician’s blended cultures and wide musical influences. Apakatjah combines the cultures of Aboriginal Australia (Pintupi-Luritja, Pitjantjatjara, Pertame Central Arrernte, Alywarre, Kaytitj and Islander), as well as heritage from European, Indonesian, Irish, Welsh and Dutch migrants.

Discography

Waru (Single)

Released
2016-09-23
Tracks
  1. Waru
Notes

Apakatja’s debut single ‘Waru’ was a finalist in the rock category of the NT Song of the Year awards 2016.


In Between

Released
2017-03-31
Tracks
  1. Down the Road
  2. Desert Man
  3. Mexican
  4. Waru
  5. Irriti Nyinapayi
  6. Desert Highway
  7. What Did I Do
  8. Far From Over
  9. In Between
  10. Ngurra
  11. Sometimes

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