Mambali Band, a young and exciting emerging force in NT music, comes from Numbulwar, a remote coastal community on the edge of the Gulf Of Carpentaria. They have been performing for the last few years at festivals around the NT and are soon to launch their debut album.
Their traditional songs are about country, culture and the Dhumbul Dance (Devil Dance) but are performed with contemporary arrangements, edge and energy. They sing mainly in their first language Nunggubuyu and like many Aboriginal bands Mambali strive to be a positive influence on the next generation.
They strongly believe that music is a key to that positive influence and is a powerful means of engaging young people. Mambali are also keen to share their songs and culture and introduce a wider audience to the richness of their life on the remote shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria.