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CIAF Names 2021 Ambassador, Naomi Wenitong  

[by Pip Miller]

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One of Cairns’ well-known and much-loved singer-songwriters, Naomi Wenitong will be the official ambassador of this year’s Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF).

Making her name in the early noughties as a member of pop girl duo Shakaya and more recently, performing alongside her brother Joel, in hip-hop group, The Last Kinection, Naomi is a shining star who uses the stage to project positivity among her community and beyond. 

Known for her generosity in mentoring young and emerging musicians with shared experiences, Naomi has been chosen for perfectly embodying the CIAF spirit.

Expanding upon last year’s performance role in CIAF’s live streamed Concert Finale, Naomi will add spokesperson to her list of ambassadorial responsibilities. Of course, her talent and popularity as a performer will not be overlooked in 2021 with Naomi confirmed to feature in CIAF’s new music festival at Munro Martin Parklands on Saturday 21 August.

 “This is a massive honour because it means I get the great opportunity to be the face of CIAF at many events that will be rolled out across town over August,” she said.

Combining an engaging digital platform with a return to its much-loved festival program, CIAF will deliver six event-filled days between Tuesday 17 and Sunday 22 August 2021. 

Program highlights include CIAF Art Fair and Art Market, annual awards, symposium, fashion performance, conversations, workshops, music dance and theatre.

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