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Survival Day 2020

Dates 26 January
Time 1:00 pm
Venue Tandanya Park Directions
Cost Free


On Sunday 26 January, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute will be holding their annual “Survival Day” concert and event

The event is to take place at Tandanya, both inside the building (main gallery, board room, café and retail shop) and in Tandanya Park (Rymill Park extension, on East Tce behind Tandanya).

The park will feature the main concert and cultural performances between 1pm and 6pm
Up to 15 stalls and acoustic music (between 1 – 6pm) will be housed within the main gallery space and an air-conditioned elders area / tea and coffee station will be set up in the Tandanya board room.

‘Survival Day’ embodies the reality that Indigenous cultures are strong, with much to be positive about, despite the negative effects of colonisation. The ‘Survival Day’ event is a presentation of this to the wider community through exhibition, dance, music and cultural sharing.

Tandanya’s ‘Survival Day’ will feature a diverse range of talent to entertain the Survival Day crowd. The 2020 Main stage line-up includes:

1:00pm: Welcome by Emcee Natasha Wanganeen    
1:05pm: Greeting to Country by Karl Winda Telfer
1:10pm Cultural Sharing by Yellaka: Old Wisdom, New Ways
1:25pm: Stiff Gins
2:15pm: Of Desert & Sea (Dance)
2:25pm: Nathan May & Band
3:00pm: Jeremy Whiskey
3:15pm: Kurruru & Iwiri Dancers
3:30pm: Warren Milera Band 
3:55pm: Talkinjeri (Dance)
4:15pm: The Merrg
4:50pm Karnage n Darknis
5:05pm: Eskatology
5:20pm: Nancy Bates & the Naughty Girls
6:15pm: Event Concludes

Solo acoustic artists programmed inside the Tandanya venue will include:

1:15pm:        Michael Colbung

2:15pm:        Nancy Bates

3:15pm         Bec Gollan

4:15pm:        James Butler

5:15pm:        Warren Milera

Art, craft & information stalls include: Kura Yerlo, Life Without Barriers, Nunkunwarrin Yunti, Aunty Stephanie Gollan, Maali Yorga Arts, Ochre Dawn, Tauondi College, Lakun Mara – Sonya Rankine, Bianca Leicester.


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