Kardajala Kirridarra

Darwin, NT
Electronic | Hip Hop & Rap

Kardajala Kirridarra translates to ‘Sandhill Women.’ Kardajala is the name of the mysterious bush woman from the sand hills behind the community of Malinja, NT.

Kardajala Kirridarra are an all-female band from the communities of Marlinja and Kulumindini (Elliott). They combine contemporary with traditional styles and sing in both Mudburra and English.

Band members: Eleanor Dixon (songwriter and vocalist), Beatrice Lewis (vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and electronic producer), Janey ‘Namija’ Dixon (translator, story-teller, poet), Kayla Jackson (rapper).

Kardajala Kirridarra feature sounds from the surrounding lands, such as seed pods, thunders storms and clap sticks. They are the first all-female act to perform at the Bush Bands Bash.


Album formats explained Explain 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.

Ngabaju (Grandmothers Song)

19 May 2017
  1. Ngabaju (Grandmothers Song)

Ngurra (Rain Song)

Kardajala Kirridarra - Ngurra (Rain Song)
27 June 2017
  1. Ngurra (Rain Song)

Kardajala Kirridarra

Kardajala Kirridarra - Kardajala Kirridarra
7 July 2017
  1. Abala Barlawa (Everything was at Peace)
  2. Two Worlds Collide
  3. Warmala (Young Girls Song)
  4. Ngurra (Rain Song)
  5. Ngabaju (Grandmothers Song)
  6. Ngurrmarla (Love Song)
  7. Kirridarra (Womens Song)

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Korff, J 2019, Kardajala Kirridarra, <>, retrieved 17 October 2019

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