New World Music festival

29 August 2017

  • Sector: Arts and Culture
  • Country location: Indonesia
  • Grantee: Electric Fields
Digital artwork of two faces in a night sky.
Photo: Zaachariaha Fielding (L) and Michael Ross (R), who are the co-creators of the music produced and performed by Electric Fields (Credit: Colleen Strangways, Nharla Photography).

Project description

On the strength of their recent performance at WOMADelaide, 12 March 2017 — the band Electric Fields have been invited to perform in Bandung, Indonesia for their World Music Festival on 22–23 July 2017.

Sharing culture, creating opportunities for cultural exchange, and representing cross-cultural collaboration is a core element of the purpose of Electric Fields, and they have enjoyed a meteoric rise since launching their project. Electric Fields will bring new music to Indonesia with strong Aboriginal representation. Their music features the languages of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people, sung by Zaachariaha Fielding, whose exceptional voice has been described as 'taking soul to the stratosphere' — and also showcases the yidaki (didjeridu). The project will showcase Aboriginal languages, musical instruments, as well as explore collaborative potentials with musicians working in Indonesia.

Key dates

23 July 2017 – Performance for the Matasora World Music Festival, West Java, Indonesia

Last Updated: 1 August 2018