O’Donnell Gardens – Saturday 2 February 

Burndap 

meaning good

The Burndap Performance Space hosts a very special Welcome to Country, live music performances, and baby blessings for the bubups.

Also check out what’s on in the Djeembana Activity Space and the Yulendj Workshop Space for the full program of events!

 

IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE

Welcome

WELCOME
N’Arweet Caroloyn Briggs welcomes all to the 2019 Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee.

bABY bLESSINGS

BABY BLESSINGS
Families are invited to attend a very special and ancient Indigenous welcome with N’arweet Carolyn Briggs.
Image credit Warringinee Team Mornington Peninsula Shire

IHHP

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Festival favourites, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP), return with their world-class, highly engaging dance showcase from their professional artists. Attendees are then invited to participate in a high energy interactive hip hop workshop.

BRETT LEE SQ

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Brett Lee’s music is gentle, intricate and highly melodic – strange but beautifully framed chords overlaid with gently weaving vocals that sing to you a story of both sadness and hope.

Kee'ahn_Credit Naomi Lee Beveridge

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Kee’ahn is a proud Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal and Torres Strait Islander woman who has recently ventured from her hometown in North Queensland, to pursue her dream in Narrm. With a name coming from the Wik people, meaning to dance, to sing, to create – Kee’ahn aims to honor her name and ancestors through her dreamy soulful music that weaves lush melodies and words reminiscent of heartbreak and healing.

Robert Champion

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Robert K Champion moves audiences with his haunting guitar music and compelling stories of life, love and loss across the Australian landscape. A Gubrun, Kokatha and Mirning man now living and making music in Melbourne, Robert performs original compositions, a combination of country ballads and melodic songs. Known as a deadly guitarist, in 2013 Robert released his EP, ‘This Road Is Too Long’. His long-awaited debut solo album ‘1977’ was released in late 2018.

Dancers

CLOSING CEREMONY
Join N’arweet Carolyn Briggs for the Closing Ceremony of the 2019 Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Festival, including a soundscape with musician Neil Morris (Drmngnow) as well as a performance by dance group Ngargee Murmindik Yan Yan (meaning empowering young women and men). Image: Tiffany Garvie