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NAIDOC Week: King Stingray Curate a First Nations Playlist

Apple Music has partnered with several acclaimed First Nations artists to curate and share new playlists to mark NAIDOC Week

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Sam Brumby

It’s NAIDOC Week 2023, and Apple Music has partnered with several acclaimed First Nations artists to curate and share new playlists to mark the occasion.

Each artist took creative control to make their special playlist, one that speaks to this year’s NAIDOC Week theme of “For Our Elders.” Their playlist joins Apple Music’s First Nations collection of playlists dedicated to showcasing vital First Nations stories and artists, including FIRST, MOTHER, BLAKLIST, and ALWAYS.

Following Tia GostelowBecca HatchEmma Donovan and Troy Cassar-Daley is Northern Territory rockers King Stingray, who handpicked a massive 36 tracks to celebrate other First Nations artists.

After enjoying a landmark year in 2022, King Stingray continued their fine form last month with the release of new single “Lookin’ Out”, their first new material since their acclaimed self-titled debut album.

The song found the band looking out at the beauty of nature, capturing the universal feeling of being awestruck at the magnificence of Mother Earth.

You can check out King Stingray’s full NAIDOC Week playlist below, which features songs by Baker Boy, Warmup Band, Thelma Plum, as well as some of their own songs.

King Stingray: NAIDOC Week Playlist

  1. “Sea Rights / Damurrungu Gapu Watangumi” – Garrangali
  2. “Ride” – Baker Boy ft. Yirrmal
  3. “Gapirri (Stingray)” – Yothu Yindi
  4. “From the Bush” – Warumpi Band
  5. “Fish Hawk” – Mambali
  6. “Gumik” (Salas/Body Mix) – East Journey
  7. “Beggars” – The Medics
  8. “Cruisin'” – Emily Wurramara
  9. “Compass” – Saltwater Band
  10. “Galiku” – Gurrumul
  11. “Get Me Out” – King Stingray
  12. “Hey Wanhaka” – King Stingray
  13. “Milkumana” – King Stingray
  14. “Skin Name” – Black Rock Band
  15. “Save Your Love” – Poison Whiskey
  16. “Dancing in the Moonlight” – Coloured Stone
  17. “Better in Blak” – Thelma Plum
  18. “Malirri” – Barra – West Wind
  19. “Matjala” – Yothu Yindi
  20. “Our Land” – Yothu Yindi
  21. “Mari Wurrapa” – Dhapanbal Yunupingu
  22. “Burala” – Gawurra
  23. “Racial Discrimination” – Mop & the Dropouts
  24. “Dynamite” – Ilkari Maru
  25. “Woma Wanti” – Areyonga Desert Tigers
  26. “Promised Land” (Papunya Sessions, 1982) – Warumpi Band
  27. “Everything Is Great” – Alice Skye
  28. “Camp Dog” – King Stingray
  29. “Gatjumak” – Andrew Gurruwiwi Band
  30. “Kuranda Reggae” – Zennith
  31. “Dhaliwuy Bay” – Yirrmal
  32. “Backseat of My Mind” – Thelma Plum
  33. “The Brown Snake” – Thelma Plum
  34. “Just Like You” – South Summit
  35. “King of Disappointment” – Jem Cassar-Daley
  36. “Ready for the Sky” – Budjerah