Sand Tracks 2019

Sand Tracks is back to bring more of the central desert’s best sounds on tour.

Left; Barkly Drifters, picture by William Thomson. Right; Mambali, picture by Duane Preston.

11 years ago, in a remote coastal community on the edge of the Gulf Of Carpentaria, the musicians of Mambali first played together, that same year Sand Tracks began touring renowned Aboriginal musicians across state borders in the central desert, and this year the two will finally join together.

Sand Tracks, coordinated by Country Arts WA, profiles and develops Aboriginal artists, connects and engages remote audiences and builds community capacity – partnering a huge headline act with an emerging young band for live performances, music and culture workshops. 

This year Sand Tracks brings you Mambali and the rapidly rising Barkly Drifters for a mix of fresh desert sounds.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Sand Tracks, there’s lots of information about past tours here.

Show dates and times:

Alice Springs
Sunday 8 September
Bush Bands Bash, Telegraph Station
Phone:  0404 623 252
Locally presented by Music NT

Irrunytju (Wingellina)
Friday 13 September
Wingellina (Irrunytju) Community
Phone: 08 8956 7307
Locally presented by NG Media

Mirlirrtjarra (Warburton)
Tuesday 17 September
Warburton Community
Phone: 08 8954 0125
Locally presented by Wilurarra Creative and the Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku

Friday 20 September
Warakurna Community Hall
Phone: 08 8956 7366
Locally presented by Warakurna Council 

Monday 23 September
Kiwirrkurra Community
Phone: 08 8956 4975
Locally presented by Kiwirrkurra Council Aboriginal Corporation