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Launch of Gunada Band music video documentary

16 Aug

Goolarri Media Enterprises presents for one night only Lorrae Coffin Band & Gunada Band live in concert, plus the launch of the Gunada Band Documentary as part of the WA Film & Television Institute aka FTI‘s Indigenous Community Stories ICS showcase.  It is part of a short film project to capture 100 stories of West Australian Indigenous elders before it is too late.

The Gunada Band’s story has been captured as part of the Indigenous community stories program which has already turned 83 WA stories into short films. Indigenous film director Mitch Torres said Gunada Band sounded very different to other bands on the Broome music scene at the time. “It was funky fusion of a little of jazz, blues and funk it was really dynamic. For us younger ones who were watching this creativity come out of Broome it was really exciting,” she said.

While the music drove dancing and parties in Broome, the lyrics of Gunada Band reflected the different racial experiences of its members. Lorrae Coffin has performed Nationally and Internationally – is a Broome-based Pilbara woman whose passion for music education, songwriting, touring, recording and youth outreach has made an indelible impact on the music Community of Western Australia.

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