Over the past three years we have been proud to bring you some talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers. We encourage you to get behind our performing arts sector go to a gig and have a great time.
Troy Cassar-Daley has released 10 studio albums throughout his thirty years of making music. He comes from a long line of storytellers and shares his musicianship with so many artists as he expands the boundaries of what he is capable of musically, as the diverse list of collaborators grows longer, as his swag of awards and size of his crowds has grown and grown, the innate integrity and charisma powering his music has always remained a steady true north.
Shellie Morris has spent the past 25 years honing her skills as a story teller and musician. She has learnt from communities around the world and worked with them engaging in music as a healing tool.
Dre 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.
Jem 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.
Ben Barker is a Biripi musician combining the guitar and didgeridoo to create a truly unique sound. Ben's blend of culture's combines the past and the present through story, song and love.
ELEEA is a force to be reckoned with; making music that juxtaposes sensitivity and strength. ELEEA’s raw, powerful voice is what first captures your attention, then her intelligent, emotive songwriting captivates and holds you until her final breath.
The 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.
Kevin Maund brings smooth vibes, with a dash of old school to his performances. Kevin hails from Far North Queensland and now lives, works and performs in Meeanjin.
Blakboi 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.
The name Wagga originates from St Paul’s on Moa Island, in the lower Western groups of the Torres Straits, which is traditionally named ‘Wug’ meaning windy place. During the 1970’s our late Uncle Steve Mam & his beloved late Wife Aunty Pamela Mam with the blessings of his family established Waiben Dance Company. Later in the 1980’s the company changed name to the Torres Strait Islander Dance Company and was the first incorporated Torres Strait Islander dance company in Australia.
Cooking demonstrations by young chef Kieron Anderson from Yalabin Dining.
Thanks to our music sponsors. All performances were recorded at The Triffid in Brisbane. Without your ongoing support this event would not be possible.