New CD is released

I’m happy to let my supporters know that my new CD – North, South, East and West has now been released with the assistance of Arts Queensland and the fantastic supporters that helped me complete the project through the Pozible crowdfunding campaign.

You can now purchase a signed hard copy from this website http://joegeia.com/music/ or download a digital copy from itunes.

Anthem Combined

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www.anthemcombined.com.au

 

My song, Yil Lull was composed as a dedication to the Aboriginal flag and I believe that it is time — some 43 years after the flag was designed that it should also have a song. I believe the flag unites Aboriginal and Islander people across Australia and my song will give voice to that pride and unity.

I’m not asking for Advance Australia Fair to be replaced but to be played with it just as our flags fly together, so should our anthem — just as South Africa and New Zealand have done in acknowledging its First Peoples.

“When words fail, music speaks”.

By combining the two songs it sends a strong message that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have much to share with our multicultural society. By honoring both flags within our national anthem, acknowledgement is given that we are respected in our country as the first people, with a culture that spans more than 40,000 years. Music is a universal language and can heal the misinformation and prejudices that exist.

It is time for a change. Our national anthem should reflect our present situation in this great land. The current Anthem states that we are “young and free”. But we are not young. We are at least 40,000 years old. Our country did not start when white people arrived. We need to acknowledge that in our flag and our song so that all Australians can embrace knowledge and understanding of each other.

 

New website underway

So with a broken leg and large supply of painkillers, one has been inspired to be productive and get Joe Geia vamped up online.

With the help of two trusted web programmers Phine and Mo, we got this baby on the road. Hoping to have it wrapped up in a few days with general information and layout with room to grow.

There are a few exciting features to this site we hope to build on such as the life and journey of the song Yil Lull, a potential education resource, the online sales of Joe’s two classic albums, Yil Lull and Nunga, Koorie & Murri Love. And of course an online store to purchase prints of Joe Geia art, these beautiful painting can now be taken home for your won collection.