Ripple Effect Band talk language, culture and community on Mornings with Kana Frazer
September 29th 2022
Ripple Effect Band are an all female rock band, hailing from Maningrida in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. Injecting fresh life into the tradition of saltwater rock, the contemporary and the time-honoured collide in the music of Ripple Effect Band.
Ripple Effect Band took time out of their busy tour schedule to stop by FBi Radio and chat with Kana Frazer on Mornings.
The band sings in Ndjébbana, Burarra, Na-kara and Kune languages, and they see this as a crucial element of their storytelling.
“It’s important for us [to sing in language] to share our communities and our families.”
The first women from their community to form their own band, Ripple Effect Band hope to inspire others, especially young women in the community, to take up music and get involved. The band name refers to a “ripple effect of change” and the band’s mission to be an inspiration to others.
“Ripple effect means to come from small to big. For example, we came from a small community… and we made it big for our families.”
The band went on to talk about their plans to release a full-length album in the new year, their experience of touring, and what’s on the horizon for Ripple Effect Band.
Listen to the full interview up top, and make sure you catch Ripple Effect Band on the Eora/Sydney leg of their Kabba Kabbura tour! You can also stream Wárrwarra below.