• Iconic musician Prince has died overnight, aged 57.
Prince was widely regarded as one of pop's greatest innovators, and his influence and radical self-expression touched the lives of many, including our most prominent Indigenous talent. Here's what some creatives have had to say.
Bianca Soldani

22 Apr 2016 - 12:36 PM  UPDATED 22 Apr 2016 - 12:36 PM

Indigenous Australia woke up this morning to the news that legendary singer, innovator and musical pioneer Prince who found dead in his Paisley Park home in Minnesota, at age 57. His iconic music was the soundtrack to the childhoods of many and his undeniable talent changed the face of pop forever. 

Blurring the lines of sexuality, Prince helped change popular culture's idea of what a proud African American made 'looks' and 'acts' like, and has strong relationships with the wider Black community, including a close friendship with Dr. Cornel West.

People from all over the US have sent their condolences via Twitter, including Barack and Michelle Obama. But closer to home, many prominent Indigenous creatives have also shared their thoughts.

Prince's 1991 Australian tour even saw prominent Gunditjmarra playwright, Richard Frankland's band Djaamba join him on stage as a supporting act. An event which showcased the Indigenous band's talents in front of a whole new audience of Prince devotees.

Here's what just some prominent artists have said this morning:

Dan Sultan


Troy Cassar-Daley

Christine Anu


Sean Choolbura

Nakkiah Lui

Casey Donovan