Ashley Coleman

Kuranda, North Queensland
Country | Folk | Reggae
About Ashley

Born 1959 on Mona Mona Mission, Ashley Coleman is an artist, musician, storyteller, and teacher of Djabugai language, songs and dances of his homelands.

Ashley attended The University of Adelaide's Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM), where he performed in other bands and choirs, as well as with his wife.

Ashley Coleman playing his guitar.
Ashley Coleman

He is a founding member of the Mantaka band in the early 1980s, and a founding member of the Gudju Gudju band early 1990s.

Ashley now performs with his wife of 18 years, Ann-Maree Sloan Coleman. They sing in in Djabuganydji and English.


Album formats explained

Album formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Mona Mona

Ashley Coleman - Mona Mona
August 2012
  1. Nyi Gudji (What’s that sound?)
  2. Mara Du (Clap your hands)
  3. Brothers
  4. Warrma (Dance)
  5. Djama (Snake)
  6. Bidjarri Baya-l (Dreaming)
  7. Bulmba Ngayang (My Country)

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