Peter Noble, the Director and legend behind Bluesfest has invited the Boomerang Festival back to Bluesfest 2016, the festival brings a whole different element to the Annual Byron Bay Festival. It will involve First People's Experience, Talks and Ideas, Workshops, Traditional Healing Practices and Dance.
The First Artist Announcement has been revealed as follows:
RAKO DANCERS - Rotuman, Fijian and Pacific Islands
JANNAWI DANCERS – Darug, NSW/Arnhem Land, NT
EXCELSIOR – North & Central Queensland
MALU KIAI MURA BUAI DANCE TROUPE – Boigu Island,
GOING WANHURR AND EAST JOURNEY – Dhalinbuy NT
ARAKWAL DANCERS – Byron Bay, NSW
TALKS & IDEAS:
ARCHIE ROACH – Gundijtmara/ Bundjalung: ‘25 years of Charcoal Lane’
TENZIN CHOEGYAL – Tibet: ‘Music making of the displaced’
GETANO BANN – Torres Strait: ‘Issues affecting island communities’
SHARI SEBBENS (Darwin) & NAKKIAH LUI (Torres Strait)
‘The New Black Voice’: Australians from all backgrounds discuss their diverse opinions on the national landscape and the future cultural fabric of Australia
TE KOPERE HEALING PROGRAM – New Zealand
With more to be announced!
On Friday 4th December, Boomerang Festival is launching a Crowd Funding Campaign which will go for 90 days, where money will be raised to contribute to the 2016 festival and investing in the growth of the festival for the future.
If you would like to contribute please follow this link: http://igg.me/at/boomerangfestival
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