New ‘Feet’ in Indigenous Music Workshop Touring
On the 18th of June, Desert Feet Tour departed for 4 weeks on the road, travelling Alice Springs, Kiwirrkurra, Nullagine & Newman, an approximate 8,000km maiden voyage in a new, innovatively designed truck.
Until June this year, Desert Feet Tour had delivered six years of remote music projects, concerts and workshops from the back of a secondhand 1992 Hino 4×4 Truck.
Driving over road, gravel and sand into the most remote communities in Australia to record, produce and capture true Indigenous Australian music experiences, old ’92 had clocked up many thousands of kilometres and hours in repairs.
Through the support of a 2013 Lotterywest Grant, Desert Feet Tour have upgraded the truck to a new customised FTS series Isuzu duel cab 4×4 truck, thanks to Major Motors and MetalWorks WA.
Conceptualised over many months by the Desert Feet team, with consultation by leading audio technician George Nikoloudis, a sea container is used to transport equipment, which opens to a 30-foot stage, and closes forming a professional, air-conditioned mobile recording studio.
Thanks to Lotterywest, Desert Feet Tour continues delivering high quality music, arts and wellbeing programs to remote Indigenous Australians.