Mau Power joins with fellow Indigenous performers as NITV reflects on our past

Mau Power has joined forces with Benny Walker to release the powerful new song Blue Lotus, from his album of the same name. On January 26, Mau Power will perform two songs on NITV’s Sunrise Ceremony.

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IN the lead up to January 26 NITV will screen Always Was, Always Will Be, a selection of the dedicated programming, special events, premieres and news highlights with a focus on encouraging greater understanding of indigenous perspectives.
From 7 pm on Saturday, January 25, NITV will air a live cross to The Vigil - a smoking ceremony that will take place from dusk to dawn through the streets of Sydney.

Hosted by Rae Johnston and Jack Latimore, the ceremony will give audiences a chance to reflect upon Australia’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, as well as its colonial institutions and contemporary multicultural migration through live music, choral and poetry performances.

At 6 am on Sunday, January 26, the nation is invited to tune in and experience unique perspectives, cultural performances and entertainment encapsulated in NITV’s Sunrise Ceremony. 

Hosted by John Paul Janke, this two-hour special network event as the dawn rises, live from Sydney’s North Head, will encourage audiences to deepen their understanding of the nation, while acknowledging the past and embracing a shared future.

A smoking ceremony at sunrise will be accompanied by a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices who will discuss the solutions for issues impacting First Nations communities today, when considering the land that we call home, alongside song, dance and musical performances from Djakapurra, Eric Avery and Mau Power, with Torres Strait Islander dance group  Meurum Murray Island Dancers from Townsville. 

Mau Power has joined forces with Benny Walker to release the powerful new song Blue Lotus.
Blue Lotus is the second track to be released from Mau Power’s album of the same name.

“In Aboriginal and TSI culture we believe the spirits of our ancestors remain with us, strong, firm, sometimes gentle, always guiding us to where we need to be. I feel them constantly,” Mau Power said.

The album features collaborations with Radical Son, Benny Walker, Jimblah, Talei Wolfgramm and George Musu to name a few.

Mau Power is a proud TSI Dhoebaw man of the Guda Malullgal nations. He is the first rapper to emerge from the rich musical traditions of the Torres Strait, a local leader and a lyrical storyteller at a crossroads of Indigenous and hip hop culture.

Shared with the permission of Koori Mail

Source: Koori Mail, Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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