Will Kepa wins 2024 ACT NAIDOC Week Community Spirit Award

Image: Will Kepa in Yil Lull recording studio

The ANU School of Music is proud to announce that Will Kepa, the talented Torres Strait Islander musician leading our new Indigenous music recording studio - Yil Lull recording studio, has been awarded the 2024 ACT NAIDOC Week Community Spirit Award. This prestigious accolade recognizes Will's exceptional contributions to the Indigenous community through his dedication to nurturing and promoting Indigenous musical talent.

Will Kepa has played a pivotal role in the establishment and operation of the Indigenous music recording studio at ANU, which launched earlier this year. The studio provides a state-of-the-art space for Indigenous artists to create and record music, fostering a vibrant and inclusive music community. Will's extensive experience in both performing and producing music has been instrumental in shaping the studio's mission and success.

The ACT NAIDOC Week Community Spirit Award celebrates individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to their community, embodying the spirit of NAIDOC Week. Will’s work at the recording studio exemplifies this commitment, as he continually strives to support and uplift Indigenous musicians, providing them with the resources and opportunities needed to thrive in the music industry.

We congratulate Will Kepa on this well-deserved recognition and looks forward to the continued impact of his work within the Indigenous music recording studio and the broader community.


For more information about Will Kepa and the Indigenous music recording studio at ANU, please visit:

ANU launches Indigenous music recording studio.

Will Kepa performs at CASS National Reconciliation Week event.