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15 years on Australia128: Esther Bertram

Esther Bertram is a remarkable artist whose life reads like a vibrant tapestry woven from contrasts, dreams, and unbridled joy. Born under the Southern Cross in Canberra, Australia, Esther has blended the diverse cultural heritages of her parents—her mother, a Lapland priestess, and her father,
Inspiration

Canadian Australian exchange programs

Student exchange programs present an incredible opportunity for Australian students to immerse themselves in the diverse and rich cultural tapestry of Canada. By participating in a high school exchange, students can experience life in one of several Canadian provinces, enhancing their educational journey with international exposure and new academic challenges. Destinations
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Ilya Pfeiffer’s “Grand Hotel Europe”

Grand Hotel Europa, translated by Michele Hutchison, has captured the attention of many, dominating the Dutch bestseller lists for over a year with more than 300,000 copies sold. The novel is set to reach a wider audience with its publication in English in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The story unfolds within […]
Music tools

GarageBand still going strong

GarageBand has become a crucial tool for musicians, both amateurs and professionals. This software allows anyone to produce high-quality music without the need for a professional studio, making it especially valuable for independent musicians. Many well-known songs have been created using GarageBand, demonstrating its capability to produce hits that capture global
International

Catalan Indie, anyone?

Catalonia, a region with a distinct language and culture, has produced a vibrant indie music scene that resonates well beyond its borders. The area is renowned not only for Barcelona’s extensive music venues but also for the diverse bands that hail from various parts of Catalonia. Here’s a deeper look at some iconic bands that […]
International

The Korean Indie wave

While the world often tunes into the high-energy beats of K-pop, there’s a quieter yet equally compelling narrative unfolding in Korea’s music scene—indie music. This genre stands in stark contrast to the manufactured gloss of mainstream music, resonating with a different set of listeners who are drawn to its authenticity and rich diversity. Music purists […]
Bands

French For Rabbits – The band

French for Rabbits is a cool indie band that’s been making music for almost 10 years. Brooke Singer, who writes the songs and produces, started the band with John Fitzgerald, a guitarist, at Waikuku Beach in 2012. John’s simple but beautiful guitar playing was a big part of their early sound. Since then, they’ve added […]
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Explaining the 128 in our name

Ever tuned into Australia128 and wondered about the magic behind the number 128 in its name? It’s not just a random number, but a nod to the digital brilliance that the station has been broadcasting with since its inception in 2010. Let’s dive into the quirky yet crucial significance of “128” and how it defines […]