Written by Jungaji and Uncle Steven Hart, ‘Wakka Wakka Woman’ materialised under an old mango tree in Greenslopes FNQ Cairns back in 2016. It has taken on many musical landscapes since, to now finally settling in a regreshing marinade of soul/indie/R&B that celebrates the essence of old timer storytelling that has been passed down to JUNGAJI through his Gugu Yalanji Birri Gubba songlines.
Wakka Wakka Country is 3 hours west of Brisbane, Australia; a strong nation of proud Aboriginal peoples particularly in the Aboriginal community of Cherbourg (Barambah), Murgon and Nanango, Queensland, Australia.
For Jungaji this song is an ode, a celebration of the strong matriarchs who have been stoic historically in particular his Nanny (Heather Fisher - deceased) from Cherbourg (Barambah), his mother Kathy (Kisses) Brady and all the other strong girls from past bygone days and all they’ve overcome. This song is for all our deadly black women from the many different clan groups, language groups and countries within Australia.
The aesthetics and storylines are told through the lens of a black man yearning for his love, but due to his transgressions, he finds himself in an existence of loneliness. Too many times he took for granted the strong foundation his WAKKA WAKKA WOMAN invested in their family, home and disposing of that beautiful sacredness and family lifestyle.
Jungaji (formerly Troy Brady) is a First Nations Gu Gu Yalanji songman, visual artist, playwright, and activist who has been renowned in the Australian music industry for three decades, first appearing on the scene as a teenager with Aim4More in the 90s who had an incredible sold-out reunion show earlier this week in Brisbane.
He has embarked on a new creative path, fusing RnB and Soul to create a unique and authentic sound that showcases his cultural roots. After undergoing a deep cultural transformation, Jungaji has embraced a profound understanding of his identity and is now dedicated to sharing his authentic voice and artistic testimony with the world.