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Western Australian Yabu Band promoting Indigenous wellbeing through songs

Date posted: 18 May 2012

The Yabu Band, formed by brothers Delson and Boyd Stokes, have created a powerful, unique desert rock sound.

The Indigenous band hails from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia (WA), and provide positive messages through song, a vehicle of inspiration that can encourage children and adults to achieve all that they can.

One such message comes through their new single: 'Petrol, paint and glue', sung in both English and Wongutha. The song puts a confronting spotlight on the desperation of Indigenous youth affected by volatile substance use, and its impact on Aboriginal families and communities.

Previous music includes a Western Desert language version of ‘I am Australian', from an album which won them a Deadly Award in 2009 for ‘Most Promising New Act'.

As part of their 2012 tour, the Yabu Band will be performing at the Walkington Amphitheatre in Karratha on May 23, and at the Matt Dann Cultural Centre in Port Hedland on May 24.

Source: Pilbara Echo


Ticketing information:

Walkington Amphitheatre
Ph: (08) 9159 6860

Matt Dann Cultural Centre
Ph: (08) 9158 9368


Last updated: 18 May 2012
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