Sunday, July 07, 2013

Wantok SING SING added to Boomerang Festival

The Boomerang Festival will feature a special performance from Wantok SING SING performing Wan Solwara Pipel.
Wantok SING SING represented Oceania at the London Olympic Festival and performed two shows at the Sydney Opera House in March.
The 17-member ensemble features Samoan street hip hop, reggae, dance and more from Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, The Torres Strait Islands, The Cook Islands (Raratonga) plus Indigenous Australians including Frank Yamma, Djakapurra, accompanied by the amazing George Telek (Papua New Guinea), Vika and Linda Bull (Tonga), Airileke (Papua New Guinea), Albert David, Mariwo (Torres Strait Islands), Kas Futialo (Samoa), Tieni Ruapene (Rarotonga) – seventeen on stage in full costume under the musical direction of David Bridie.

The show Wan Solwara Pipel is an epic journey that follows the songlines of the indigenous peoples of Oceania in an exuberant fusion of music and dance. Join the Pacific region’s most significant artists as they take to the stage in a powerful mix.
Boomerang Festival 2013 Line Up
Performing Wan Solwara Pipel at Boomerang on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of October.

Gurrumul with The Queensland Virtuosi Orchestra
Archie Roach with Lou Bennett, Emma Donovan & Deline Briscoe and a Ten-Piece Ensemble
Ernie Dingo – Shellie Morris
Sean Choolburra’s 50 Shades of Black – Thelma Plum – The Medics
Tammy Anderson’s I Don’t Wanna Play House – Larissa Behrendt
Film Screening of Butcher Paper, Texta, Blackboard and Chalk – Arakwal Dancers

Boomerang Festival 2013
October 4 – 6, 2013
Tyagarah Tea Farm, Byron Bay

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