MUSIC & WORKSHOPS
Even though Meeanjin has gone online we still have a great line-up of music and we are bringing the workshops to you! A full program of entertainment is being organised along with two workshops and two cooking demonstrations.
Benny WalkerA Yorta Yorta man from Echuca, Benny Walker is the real deal and a star in the making. His killer voice and epic tales are mixed with a deep groove and passion for the land. Recent offerings SAVE and Oh No You Don’t shot to No. 1 on the AMRAP charts; the latter earning him four NIMA 2016 nominations and the award for “Best Aboriginal Talent” at The Age Music Victoria Awards.
Jem Cassar-DaleyJem Cassar-Daley is an Australian singer songwriter based in Brisbane with a captivating stage presence and tasteful piano playing across a variety of genres. Her interest in music began at a young age, inspired by artists including Missy Higgins, the Dixie Chicks and Carole King.
Tribal ExperiencesThe Welcome to Country will be performed by Tribal Experiences.
If you are holding a Conference/Event in Brisbane- Gold Coast- Sunshine Coast - Ipswich - Redlands - Moreton Bay traditional owners Tribal Experiences have the right to deliver welcomes, acknowledgement to country, traditional dancing, art workshops and more. For further information see their website.
Rochelle PittRochelle Pitt is a Butchulla/Kalkadoon and traditional owner of Quandamooka Nation who started singing and performing at a young age in the churches and choirs of Far North Queensland.
Her long journey has forged a powerful voice that celebrates the strength, beauty and love within all of us.
Glenn SkuthorpeWith six highly-regarded albums and music featured in documentaries such as John Pilger’s Utopia, international touring Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari singer-songwriter, Glenn Skuthorpe is a compelling performer and masterful storyteller who gives voice to those whose stories must be heard. Glenn has carved a reputation as a compelling lyricist and composer, whose playing style is captivating and enveloping, engaging audiences in the stories behind his songs.
Black SaltBlack Salt is Georgia Corowa & Waveney Yasso, two fearless & fabulous kinswomen of the saltwater. Georgia & Waveney form the ultimate duet, both seasoned performers in their own rights having travelled internationally throughout their careers. Their sweet as honey harmonies, & silky-smooth rhythms are sure to take you on a journey. Their original music is powerful, healing, warm & rhythmic. With the simple blend of harmony & a six string, Black Salt recite the unwritten books of the ancestors.
Dj MozziDre Ngatokorua aka DJ MoZzi was inspired to get into DJing through his father’s love of hip-hop, and after watching videos of DJs he was hooked.
Kelsey IrisKelsey Iris is an acoustic singer-songwriter, sharing a spectrum of stories inspired by life and her culture. She captivates listeners through her emotive song writing, and powerful yet humble soulful vocals.
She is on a musical journey and hopes to empower and encourage other young female Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander musicians to be confident and achieve their dreams.
BlakboiBlakboi has played live for 5 years. Pubs, clubs and festivals he travels, to loop dij, guitars, keys, voice and drums. A Diploma of Contemporary Music will help your head spin while your feet slide and your eyes sigh.
Russell SmithPitjantjatjara man Russell Smith, is founding member of Brolga Boys. One of the most iconic Indigenous bands today.
The Muir'sWriting original music and performing some favourite covers is taking husband and wife duo THE MUIRS on an incredible journey they never imagined. After being “discovered” by Chad Morgan back in 2010, Glennys and Ian have perfected a sound of their own, with harmonies that take you back to another time and place yet still remain contemporary.
Leet's DreamingLeeton facilitates cultural workshops for schools, distance education, study tours, youth programs, community events and can contribute to camp programs. Leeton's workshops cover aspects of the curriculum required for Indigenous perspectives.
Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal DancersThe Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers have been in existence for over 25 years traveling the world extensively showcasing Traditional Aboriginal culture through song,dance and other various forms of cultural expression.
They have performed along side some of the world's greatest performers and Cultural ambassadors .