[by Chryss Carr]
L-R: Mojo Juju ll Oetha ll Kira Puru. Image: supplied
Sistahood headliners for Beswick Community's Inaugural dry season of ‘Concerts on Country’
Djilpin Arts, in the remote Aboriginal community of Beswick, NT, is pleased to announce it will host its inaugural series of “Concerts on Country” this Dry Season with events in May, June and July 2019.
Kicking off the 2019 program is a veritable super-sistas of a line up featuring the highly awarded and acclaimed Mojo Juju, triple j fave Kira Puru, and the latest ladies to hit the hip hop blockOetha. MC all three concerts is the inimitable Constantina Bush with more names to be announced as we get closer to show time.
These three weekends held across May, June and July will be a first for Aboriginal Communities in the NT. Extending the community festival model, this series is set to create an intimate environment for cross cultural engagement. A limited number of tickets will be available for the general public to engage and experience. With only two hundred tickets available for the General Public tickets will sell super fast.
Djarmalakis an homage to our late founding and Artistic Director Balang T E Lewis, whose vision was a culturally safe place where everyone could come together to learn, share, exchange and enjoy. ‘Culture as identity, art as medicine’, was his consistent message to community and visitors alike. Djarmalakaffirms and carries his legacy, the community is stepping up with his passion and dedication as their inspiration. Cutting-edge Indigenous performance combined with the dynamics and persistence of traditional practice, Djarmalak is a special invitation from the heart of the community and resonates Balang’s belief that “culture is everyone’s responsibility”.
Three exclusive weekend events in the heart of Beswick community:
Kira Puru, Black Crow [Young Wagilak Group from Roper River], DJ set.
The Merindas, Jimblah, DJ set
Mojo Juju, Oetha, Lady Lash DJ set
Each event features MC Constantina Bush, Indigenous DJs, Beswick’s own Wugularr Drifters, workshops, museum tours, art sales, overnight camping, great food and Barista Coffee. Beswick is located 100kms from Katherine.
More acts and workshop line up to be announced late May.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL . Tickets are limited
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