In remote Communities, access to technology and good quality equipment is rare and sometimes not available at all. The Desert Feet Tour provides these services and quality musical equipment to the community. Often the workshops and concerts are very memorable entertaining events for audiences and musicians.
Along our journey we meet some incredible musicians and bands and have been privileged to listen to and record their unique music sometimes right out in some of the most remote places in the world.
What we offer the bands in remote communities is the chance to perform with full production; stage, sound techs, lighting, fold-back, high wattage PA equipment, professional level music gear, and the latest multi-track recording technology.
Currently Desert Feet is in the process of formalising a not-for-profit record label for the purpose of promoting and supporting artists in remote communities. This way Desert Feet can manage artist’s music and return royalties to them as well as lining up further performance opportunities.
Everything that is played live at the concerts is recorded, mixed and produced into a CD and all artists receive a copy of their songs.
Artists, bands or musicians that show particular skill, interest, or ability, are offered the opportunity to join Desert Feet Records (DFR) our not-for-profit label. Artists signed to the DFR are then produced, recorded, and promoted and managed by the label. We see DFR as a great form of culturally sensitive reconciliation. Australians can enjoy the diverse range of languages, styles, and artist talent from our own back yard, and support the artists by listening and purchasing their music.
Workshop Video with Olive Knight
We were lucky to have our most amazing Workshop presenter ever, the beautiful Kankuwa or Olive Knight, teaching the kids songs in Walmanjarri Language at Wangkatjungka, Nookanbah and Jarlmadangah Communities during the October 2012 Desert Feet Tour. This is a great example of the workshops we love to run.