Sunrize Band

Maningrida (about 486 kms east of Darwin), Northern Territory, Australia
Blues | Rock
About Sunrize

Band members: Marrjarra Pascoe, Ben Pascoe (lead guitar, lead vocals), Terry Pascoe (bass, vocals), Wayne Kala Kala (drums), Horace Wala Wala (didjeridoo, vocals, tamborine, clapsticks), Kenny Smith (guitar), Jimmy Djamunba.

The band's name is often misspelt as 'Sunrise' instead of Sunrize.

The Sunrize Band's name comes from the Aboriginal Dreamtime legend which sees the two women creators emerging from where the sun rises, where they made the rivers, the creeks, the people's traditional names, ancestral beings and Aboriginal totems.


Album formats explained

Album formats

  • 10": 10 inch vinyl records were played at 45 or 33 1/3 rounds per minute (rpm). The former could hold 9, the latter 12 minutes of music per side.
  • 7": 7 inch records (often referred to as 45s) were played at 45 rpm or 33 1/3 rpm, with about 4:30 or 6 minutes of music per side.
  • LP: Long play, is a vinyl record played at ​33 1⁄3 rpm with a 12 or 10-inch diameter.
  • EP: Extended play, are vinyl records that allowed two or even three songs on each side.

Sunset to Rize!

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  1. S-U-N-R-I-Z-E
  2. Bugula Gun-Bachirra
  3. Lembana Mani Mani
  4. Jim-Ngardapa Gamu
  5. Land rights (live)
  6. Take me back to Arnhem Land (live)


Sunrize Band - Lunggurrma
  1. Lembana Mani Mani (Farewell Maningrida)
  2. Pollution free zone
  3. Wak wak (Black crow) contemporary version
  4. Wak wak (Black crow) traditional version
  5. Arafura battlefield
  6. Land rights
  7. Love song
  8. Power of the fire
  9. Jin-Ngardapa Gamu (One girl)
  10. Ngukurr sunrize
  11. Black boy rock'n'roll
  12. The Mimi Mimi man
  13. Killer sorcerer
  14. Kill the beast

Lembana Man

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  1. Lembana Mani Mani (Farewell Maningrida)
  2. S.U.N.R.I.Z.E.

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Korff, J 2018, Sunrize Band, <>, retrieved 20 July 2024

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