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New EP Album Release Soon
MEETRA - The Ballad of James Arden
Fifth Release EP Album 2023
To Our Ancestors Who Have Come Before Us, May They Walk With Us In The Present, Guiding Us Towards What Was Lost. Together With The Knowledge Of Our Ancestors, Planting The Seeds, For Our Future & The Next Generation.
Meetra - Is the Gunditjmara Languages Translation From Vicki Couzens
In 1916, David Arden, Great Grandfather James Arden, made a stand for Gunditjmara people, to fight, for their rights, against the missionaries & the station manager who wished to control, every movement of the Gunditjmara tribe, James was an activist of his time. He was a traditional man, from the Gunditjmara nation, he was born on the lands of Gariwerd, where his lore, his dreaming, and his cultural ways and traditional country were his identity. As a talented songman David Arden is continuing his cultural responsibility and healing community by truth telling through exceptional contemporary music.
Meetra – The Ballad of James Arden, is the title tracks, For his fifth EP album release the 5 songs from David Arden latest’s album, Tell's the stories of the Gunditjmara Peoples, Family, Identity, Friendship, Repatriation of Ancestral Remains, Racism, Freedom, Fight for Your Rights, Urban & Tribal Life. To maintain the cultural integrity of this work.
David Arden and Australian Venezuelan Daniel Jauregui producers on the fifth album, David Arden collaborated with fellow First Nation Singers, Deniece Hudson, Paul Ah Chee and Emma Donovan.