2016 Demo

by Arafura

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These are the first four songs we ever wrote, just under seven minutes of anti-colonial powerviolence. Written and recorded on the land of the Gadigal and Wangal Peoples of the Eora Nation. Sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

We operate in solidarity with Indigenous communities all over the world who are resisting colonialism and fighting for reconciliation.

Resources:
FreeWestPapua.org
IndigenousRights.net.au
THE MAHUZEs (film)
1965Tribunal.org

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released February 16, 2016

Arafura is:

A'isyiyah: Yells
Ed: Beats
Dean: Riffs, also some yells

All music and lyrics by Arafura.

Recorded by Jivin' Josh at Soundworks Studios, Marrickville and Black Wire Records, Annandale between July and August 2015. Also mixed and mastered by Jivin' Josh between August 2015 and January 2016.

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Sydney based anti-colonial powerviolence.

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Track Name: Falsification
Amidst mountains, amidst folklore
Islands outlined with grey shores
Batavia arrives to brutalise
Age old tribes

We forget, we ignore
The falsification of history

Your eyes will glass over
Your speech will cease
Track Name: Decolonise
From the shoreline
to mountain ranges
We were once unified
But corruption has trickled
down

Who indoctrinated you?
Have you forgotten the ones who oppressed you?

Decolonise
Track Name: Rejuvenate
We did it Timor-Leste
We did it to West Papua
We should know better
We should be better

They took our cloves!
They took our nutmeg!
They beat our women!
Destroyed our freedom!

Timor
Papua
Rejuvenate
Track Name: Detach
Detach!

Under bleach
is sulphur and fertility

Soar, coast
The motherland awaits you