We are in the run up to our local council elections – we’re thinking about the governance of our town, why people stand for public office and the impact it has on their lives, and those of their families and friends, what their vision is, how they can work collaboratively to achieve sustainable outcomes for our communities … The theme for this week therefore is using our voice; voice in song, having a voice, being silenced, a voice in transformation, a voice of hope, and how music can bring people together, can help ease the way, help find the way … Lots of inspiration from roots music from around the world, musicians who speak out in song and in public life.
In Alice Springs, it’ll be time to vote, to choose in only a few days. So hear is a song list for the candidates and anyone who has thought about putting their hand up to take a role.
Also, a big thanks to my guests for today – singer/songwriter and solopreneur (a new word I learned from LinkedIn!!!) Dom Costello from the new Alice Springs Desert Music Club and one of the the musicians who’ll be performing on Monday night – New Zealand violinist, George Jackson (check out the new station ID in a few days) and also singer/songwriter and networker Jeanette Wormald from the new Alice Springs Desert Park Courtyard Sessions.
And now for the music …
AKASA – World Citizen
ERIC BIBB – If our hearts ain’t in it
CHRIS FISHER – Visionary Leaders
YOUSSOU N’DOUR – Xarit
SONA DIABATE – Ceilan
LOS DES ABAJOS – El Loco
3 IDIOTS – Aal is well
LUCKY DUBE – Remember Me
AKASA – Council Coconuts
KING MARONG AND AFRO MANDINKO (featuring Bec Mathews) – Balelah
GEORGE JACKSON – Overtime / Ode to Wonder Woman
BEC MATHEWS – Utopia
JEANETTE WORMALD – Messenger Bird
Tune in next week – and if you have ideas for themes for the show, let me know.