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Australia’s largest Aboriginal community, Yarrabah, hosted the 10th Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival, promising to continue the event’s century-old tradition for years to come. Country to Couture applications open. The festival featured an impressive lineup, headlined by Indigenous pop superstar Jessica Mauboy and the Aboriginal electronic music duo Electric Fields.

While Mauboy and Electric Fields added star power to the event, special recognition was reserved for the beloved Yarrabah Brass Band. This orchestra, comprising local instrumentalists, was originally established in 1911 and played a pivotal role in sparking the formation of the festival a decade ago.

Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council mayor Ross Andrews expressed the significance of the festival, stating, “It means a lot to the Yarrabah community. Not only are we celebrating a lot of visitors coming to the community, but we’re also celebrating art, culture, and music. They’re important and they’re also part of our healing, so we look forward to this event every year.”

The Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival serves as a platform for celebrating and sharing Indigenous culture in the stunning tropical setting of Yarrabah. It’s a testament to the strength, culture, and history of First Nations people in Australia. The festival took place just a week before the referendum on implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament within the Australian Constitution, making it a timely and symbolic celebration of Indigenous excellence and unity.

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IF you want some indigenous food at your event, expo, conference / party = do you want indigenous / aboriginal entertainment at your function – digeridoo, or indigenous dance, aboriginal gift shop OR = we can tailor a solution for your event (for a few hours or a few days / in a regional town of in the major conference centre. What indigenous food, music, fashion, gift shop – what aboriginal theme do you seek?…

Source: https://countrycaller.com.au/2023/10/11/largest-aboriginal-towns-music-fest-marks-10-years/

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