Welcome to Wuigada.

Wuigada is a dedicated space on the front page of the PBS 106.7FM website where First Nations musicians can share and celebrate music made by other First Nations musicians with PBS audiences.

Each week we'll be sharing playlists curated by First Nations musicians, as nominated by other First Nations musicians involved in the project, ensuring that curatorial control of Wuigada is collectively self-determined by First Nations musicians. 

 

Wuigada was named and developed by the highly acclaimed indigenous singer songwriter, Kutcha Edwards. Wuigada in Mutti Mutti means 'to sing'.

 

For this edition of Wuigada we spoke with Yalanji singer songwriter, Deline Briscoe.

 

Deline Briscoe is a unique artist who has been fine tuning her songwriting and performance skills for two decades. Entering the music scene in 1997 with her family trio act the Briscoe Sisters. Since 2009 Deline has toured worldwide as a principal artist with one of Australia’s leading Performing Arts Companies Black Arm Band. International Yalanji woman of song Deline Briscoe launched her stunning solo debut album, Wawu in 2018 since then Wawu has had success hitting #1 in the USA, Roots Music Report, World Music Album Charts 2020.

 

Please tell us about any of your new (or upcoming) releases:

I have been using the time to restructure my music business and have begun preproduction for a second solo album. I will be heading into the studio to professionally record over the next 12 months with a release date yet to be announced.

Putting your own music aside, can you choose a song by a First Nations musician that has had a big impact on you, and can you tell us about your connection to that song?  

'Inside My Kitchen' by Tiddas. I first heard this song while performing as the support act for Tiddas on their 1999 tour with my acoustic family group the Briscoe Sisters. The lyrics spoke so loudly to me saying "Sis I'm not your competition, I am your support." I carry this idea not just through my music career but also in my everyday life.

 

Now we dive into Deline Briscoe's top pick of legends & pioneers:

 

Tiddas - 'Ignorance Is Bliss'

Tiddas - Ignorance Is Bliss (1996)

 

Missions Songs Project - 'The Irex'

The Irex

 

Bart Willoughby - 'Aboriginal Woman'

Bart Willoughby - Aboriginal Woman.flv

 

King Kadu - 'Listen To My Drum'

No audio available. Follow King Kadu here.

 

Mills Sisters - 'Blue Mountain'

No audio available. Learn more about Rita Mills and the Mills Sisters here.

 

LJ Hill - 'Pretty Bird Tree'

the pretty bird tree | lj hill | official music video | 2010

 

Impossible Odds - 'Everything'

Impossible Odds "Everything" with Georgia Corowa

 

Lou Bennett - 'Still Goes On'

Listen via Spotify here.

 

Archie Roach - 'Down City Streets'

Archie Roach - Down City Streets

 

Emma Donovan - 'Narranga'

Emma Donovan Ngarraanga Video Clip

 

Joe Geia - 'Yil Lull'

Joe Geia - Yil Lull (1988)

 

Yothu Yindi - 'Treaty'

Yothu Yindi - Treaty (Original Version)

 

Wurampi Band - 'Blackfulla'

Warumpi Band - Black Fella White Fella (1987) .flv

 

Rochelle Pitt - 'Too Deadly My Sister'

Too Deadly My Sister

 

Troy Brady - 'Ancient Kings'

Ancient Kings - Troy Jungaji Brady

 

Listen to the Wuigada playlist via YouTube now.

More Wuigada stories: Kutcha Edwards

Artwork by Dixon Patten.