Ripple Effect Band
ft Lil Kootsie + Lexine Solomon
$10+bf Concession / $15+bf Standard
8:00 Lexine Solomon
9:00 Lil Kootsie
10:00 Ripple Effect Band
Ripple Effect Band are from the remote community of Maningrida in Arnhem Land,
Northern Territory. Whilst following in the tradition of saltwater rock from the top end, they
are forging new ground and a new sound as the first women from their community to play
instruments and make their own band. Originally called the Front Street Girls when they were
at high school together, they reformed with a new name and an aim to show Australia how
women can rock the stage.
In 2017, they recorded their debut Wárrwarra, four songs in four Aboriginal languages,
Ndjébbana, Burarra, Na-kara and Kune. Over 2018 they toured to Sydney, Perth, Darwin,
Alice Springs and Adelaide as well as Garma and Barunga Festivals. This year they are
excited to be performing for the first time in Melbourne as part of their From North to South
tour that also includes the Mona Foma Festival in Launceston.
This is a rare opportunity to see Ripple Effect Band who are an act not to be missed. They
have a contagious energy and excitement born from their love of music and they have such
stories to share about their land, their languages and their culture.