Red Land Songs
Poetical source of lyrics: Roderick James (Rod) Cameron OSA
Singer: Maria Rosa
Flautist: Kerry Sanders
Guitar: Elizabeth Giddey/Maria Rosa
Harmony Composition: Yvonne Maulden/Maria Rosa
Production Assistant: Marie Langtry CSB
Composer of Paperbark Trees, Wandjina, Angel Of The Lake: Ron Bopf OSA
Composer of other songs: Maria Rosa
Producer: Allan Black
Recorded by Black Inc Recorders, 1986 - see http://www.blackinc.com.au
1. My Country
2. Red Land
4. Boabab Tree
5. Black Madonna
6. Not Alone
7. Paperbark Trees
8. La Grange
9. Come Wandjina
10. On The Darling
11. The Stream
12. Angel Of The Lake
This CD commemorates the ministry of Roderick (Rod) James Cameron OSA
and his connection with both Maria Rosa and her husband 'CJ' Power. The trio have collaborated over a number of years to showcase Rod's poetry, expounding its fuller meaning. This included performances together in Atherton, Cairns, Dimbulah, Kuranda as well as in Innisfail, North Queensland. 'CJ' described himself as 'The Roadie' for these concerts.
In 1960, Fr Rod had a life-changing experience by the sea
at La Grange (now called Bidjadanga) - as did Maria in 1977. For many years this community and others in remote Australia (comprised predominantly of people of Australian Indigenous descent) have transformatively been engaging with other Australians from within the depths of their own languages and cultures. 2015 was the 60th anniversary of the beginning of these intercultural encounters at Bidyadanga.
Assisting to develop understanding of the Sacred and many Australians experience of it in theircountry, this music has been used both in Australia and overseas. It has even been played in the mountains of Nepal!
It is available for your enjoyment.
To purchase a hard copy of these songs in a digitally remastered CD format for $20 AUD (plus postage and handling - cost determined by AusPost), email:
Vale Ron. Entered eternal life 7/12/2009