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Boomerang Festival 2013

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When:

Fri 4 Oct 2013, 11:00am–11:00pm
Sat 5 Oct 2013, 11:00am–11:00pm
Sun 6 Oct 2013, 11:00am–11:00pm

Where: Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, Black Rock Road, Tyagarah
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Restrictions: All Ages

Boomerang is the first of its kind, never has an Indigenous festival of this holistic calibre been so accessible, featuring an array of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts, along with cultural knowledge exchanges and thought provoking conversations.

Boomerang is occurring right on your doorstep in beautiful Byron Bay in subtropical Northern NSW. You would need to travel to a remote area of Australia to experience such an amazing event and even then it would not present near as many of the incredible artists that define the Australian Indigenous experience that is Boomerang.

This is a fully realised commercial event, not dependent on grants or government handouts because the time has come to present our first culture in a way we have not had the opportunity to before – as headliners in their own land.

Boomerang will feature the very best our original culture has to offer in the arts, culture and ideas, as well as emerging musicians, artists and dancers, theatre and much more. It features 4 stages, along with workshops, traditional healings, as well as introducing the First Nations Film Festival, panels and forums over three days which define the Indigenous experience in Australia now.

It is an all embracing event – for peoples of every persuasion – come join us.

Hosted by the oldest living culture it’s a time to get up close and personal, there is nothing that quite matches the exchanges our audiences will experience. A new partnership with Bluesfest Director, Peter Noble and leading cultural creative, Boomerang Festival Director and Curator Rhoda Roberts, both have been inspired by the artistic collaboration across our shores. Peter Noble says of the festival “Boomerang is a Festival of Indigenous ideas, of all aspects of our original culture. We think now is the right time to show the viability and value of Australian Indigenous culture in an accessible event which will give all Australians a sense of pride on experiencing the best of the best in Indigenous arts today.”

Lineup:

Music

Gurrumul Yunupingu
WANTOK Sing Sing
Airileke
John Williamson with special guest
Archie Roach with guests and a Ten-Piece Ensemble
Thelma Plum
The Medics
Quique Neira (Chile)
Rako Dancers (Fiji)
Busby Marou
Casey Donovan
Shellie Morris
The Medics
Dubmarine
Moana and the Tribe
Dance:
Arakwal Dancers
Move it Mob Style
Malu Kiai Mura Buia
Chooky Dancers
Jannawi Dancers
Koomurri Dancers
Bunggul Dancers

Theatre/performance

Sean Choolburra's 50 Shades of Black
Tammy Anderson's play I Don't Wanna Play House

Speakers:

Ernie Dingo
Jack Charles
Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM
George Negus
Melissa Lucashenko
Romaine Morton
Richard Frankland
Djon Mundine
Professor Larissa Behrendt
Melissa Lucashenko
Romaine Moreton
Kate Welsman Systa BB

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