NEWS

Building is now well underway at our new space in Bourke! This will include a permanent music studio, small barbershop and cafe. The dream is for the space to be community led, run by the community for the community, with everyone welcome.

We’ll be running music workshops with guest mentors and weekly studio sessions for anyone to drop in and get creative – making music and skilling up on music production and recording.
And the barbershop will also provide a space for anyone interested to learn the art of barbering and get a fresh cut themselves.

We’re so excited to see things moving forward! If you have any feedback or ideas don’t hesitate to get in touch via info@nakama-arts.com.au.

GNLCA has been diligently working on his craft in our NKA Studio for the past 18 months – under the guidance of mentor, P.Smurf.

And has now released his debut single ‘Dear Mum’ on August 11th 2023.

Couldn’t be prouder of Gianluca and how far he’s come as an artist, we can’t wait to see this song out there in the world!

Produced by Papertoy (Kobie Dee, Jesswar) and released through our imprint, NKA Recordings.
Cover art by April77 Creative.

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So stoked we were able to help support audio & visual production workshops run by Jimblah aka Blkmpire & Mad Proppa Deadly earlier this year in Moree & Armidale.
The outcome of these workshops again highlights the huge amount of creative talent in these areas and this video is a prime example of that, excited to see what the rest of the year brings. Check out their incredible music video linked below.

Produced by Jimblah
Music video by BLKMPIRE

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Our funding body TAG has recently released a new project, TAG 40-for-40! Chris teamed up with TAG’s director Max and they’ve pooled their donations together to support the South East Block Party, hosted by the legendary Kobie Dee.

ABOUT 40-for-40
In celebration of their 40th Anniversary in 2024, TAG has allocated $100,000 to spread the love to FORTY social/community programs. FORTY $2,500 charitable donations will be made to projects nominated by FORTY of their staff members. The team will spend time with each project and share FORTY stories.

Huge thanks to Amanaki Studios for supplying awesome footage for this video, check out their work at www.amanakistudios.com.
Make sure to keep an eye out for TAG 40-for-40 over the next year!

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We’ve been busy running regular studio sessions for students from Bourke Public School at our space at the Men’s Hub in Bourke.
Recently the kids wrote and recorded their very own song for Reconciliation Week called ‘Shine Your Light’ – with local mentor Stephen Wilson and guest mentor from Sydney, P.Smurf. Bourke Public School also made an awesome music video for the track.

Music credit: Ozi Batla – ‘Put It On Wax’ Instrumental, produced by S & Ro Productions

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We are super excited to announce that Mali Nakalevu, took out the City of Sydney – Betty Makin Community Youth Award this year. Mali’s a regular participant in our projects ‘The Platform’ and ‘Open Studio’ sessions with Glebe Youth Service Inc.

Mali is a huge inspiration to all of us. Not only has she shown great perseverance to learn the ins and outs of electronic music production herself, she’s now sharing her knowledge with younger kids at the youth service.  Big congratulations Mali and well deserved!

Stoked to announce our weekly DJ Workshop ‘The Blend’ will be kicking off this month with the super-talented local DJ – DIOLA.

DIOLA is a prominent figure in the Australian music scene, heavily involved in all aspects of the industry from curating live events, to booking international acts, to rocking stages as a DJ. Her impeccable taste in music and endless style behind the decks makes her an ideal role model and mentor for those undertaking these sessions.

For more information on how to get involved email us at:
info@nakama-arts.com.au

Our artist development program ‘The Method’ has kicked off this month with Tyrell Duroux, an aspiring Gamilaraay audio engineer and producer.

Tyrell has recently relocated from Boggabilla to Sydney where he’s working under the guidance of well-renowned producer Utility at his GEM WORLD studio!

For the next three months Tyrell is learning the ins and outs of recording and production with regular weekly sessions at the studio.

We’re super excited to be able to assist Tyrell in taking these next steps in his career!

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