Photo by Sussan Kittikhoun.

Paul Ah Chee 'Ngala'

Artist, Director at Ngala Music

Artist, Director at Ngala Music Paul Ah Chee is a proud Arrernte - Yankuntjarra and Wankangurru man from Alice Springs. Paul began his music journey as a young boy and in due course he formed the renowned Mparntwe/Alice Springs band, AMUNDA, in the late 80s. Over the ten-year period, the band enjoyed great success performing at major national festivals including Big Day Out, Sing Loud Play Strong, Survival, Barunga, Adelaide Fringe, Port Fairy and Moomba Festival, they eventually disbanded in 1997.

His latest album best described as Contemporary Australian Soulful Rock, NowhereTo Hide features Paul’s talents as a powerfully evocative lyricist, singer, guitarist and composer. In this record, Paul reflects on attachment and connection to land, identity and experiences of trauma, finding ways to reframe and express these in a positive light. The record is a tribute to understanding where you have come from to move forward, presenting yourself as you are – with nowhere to hide.

Paul has recently successfully performed songs off of his EP 'Nowhere to Hide' along with songs from his previous releases at the 2022 Sydney Fringe Festival over 5 nights.

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