Jane Walker’s song Ancient Land (featuring Predator from Street Warriors) is a celebration of Australian identity and an edgy soulful anthem calling for reconciliation. Jane and Goset Music are excited to release a video for the song, shot by the acclaimed music video producer and director Angus Giorgi (Dreamcatcher/Armada, Natalie Imbruglia ‘Torn’)
Aden Ridgeway, NSW Ambassador for Reconciliation
Filmed at the Vanguard and on the streets of Newtown, Sydney, it features Deadly award winning rapper Predator from the indigenous hip-hop group Street Warriors. Predator is an inaugural ambassador for the Australian Electoral Commission’s Indigenous Electoral Participation Program that encourages indigenous Australians to vote and have their say.
The haunting melody and lyrics of the song draw upon Jane’s childhood in Sydney, growing up in a world filled with Aboriginal street and place names but few Aboriginal faces and the sense that much of Australia’s history had been swept under the carpet.
2012 promises to be a landmark year for Australian identity and unity with the proposed national referendum. For the first time, this will give positive recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Constitution.
Ancient Land, from Jane Walker’s debut album, Walk Gently, was produced by Steve James at Rocking Horse Studios, Byron Bay and features keys by James Cruickshank (The Cruel Sea) and guitar by Warwick Scott (Skunkhour).
Ancient Land and the album Walk Gently are available on iTunes, the Goset Music store and other online music stores, and selected retailers.