Ceduna to get electric during NAIDOC Week

SHOW: Electric Fields, with Michael Ross and Zaachariaha Fielding, will be performing at the Ceduna Memorial Hall next month. Picture: Supplied
SHOW: Electric Fields, with Michael Ross and Zaachariaha Fielding, will be performing at the Ceduna Memorial Hall next month. Picture: Supplied

Multi award-winning group Electric Fields will be performing in Ceduna next month as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.

Presented by Letisha Ackland and Hume Walker, the performance is also part of the Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival and will celebrate language, culture and music.

The performance, at the Ceduna Memorial Hall on Saturday, July 13 from 7pm, will see Electric Fields create a striking merger of living traditional Aboriginal culture and electronic music.

Featuring vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding - who is from Mimili in the APY Lands and often sings in the traditional languages of the Anangu people - plus keyboardist and producer Michael Ross, Electric Fields' music ranges from soulful pop to epic-scale electronic works.

Ms Ackland said the all-ages event, which is free to attend, would leave the audience "blown away".

"It's an event which ties in with the region and is a very suitable event, being in the International Year of Indigenous Languages," she said.

"Electric Fields have performed at major events like the Commonwealth Games and have recently announced their first national headlining tour, so we are lucky to get them to Ceduna during their tour as they are in high demand.

"Zaachariaha and Michael have worked together a lot, and will be performing along with a guitarist Grayson Rutomah and Yidaki (didgeridoo) player Jaime Goldsmith."

Earlier in the day there will be a question and answer session at the hall with the artists, hosted by the Far West Languages Centre.

All community members are welcome to attend, with a free sausage sizzle outside the hall from 12pm.

"Electric Fields will be part of the discussion panel and will answer some questions, and then questions will be open to the floor," Ms Ackland said.