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Renowned musician Joe Geia visits the Village

We were honoured to host Murri Aboriginal musician Mr Joe Geia in the Village for two visits during Semester 1 2021.

With a career spanning more than three decades, Joe is a renowned singer/songwriter, guitarist, didgeridoo player and influential figure in the development of contemporary Indigenous music. He writes music of bravery and beauty, telling of Aboriginal life in Australia, of the quest for justice and belonging, of history, family and love.

Joe was a guest of both our Residential Fellow Associate Professor Kim Cunio and the ANU School of Music, where the Yil Lull recording studio for First Nations musicians was launched, named in honour of a song by Joe, which originally appeared on his 1988 album of the same name.

Joe was a warm presence at College, generously performing for residents during a Principal’s Dinner and sharing meals in the Dining Hall. Residential staff were fortunate to find themselves jamming with Joe in the Chapel on Wednesday evenings during his stay.

Read more about the Yil Lull studio launch:

ANU launches Indigenous music studio to “keep fire burning”
New ANU recording studio free for First Nations musicians

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Photo: Residential staff jamming with Joe Geia (2nd from left) during a visit. Photo Credit: Amelia Zaraftis
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