Narana connects with Unplugged II
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre is set to engage the community in an immersive celebration of music, art and culture when Narana Unplugged returns this weekend. Narana Unplugged II is headlined by rising star, Yirrmal, backing up his performance at NaranaFest in November, with his debut EP imminent, and supported by Josh Seymour and Jayden Lillyst, who will perform solo.
Local talent hasn’t been overlooked with bluesman Alister Turrill, Olly Friend, Narana’s own Deadly Duo and didgeridoo player Lyndon Arthur Perry.
The event will also launch Narana’s yearlong Songlines celebration, which coincides with NAIDOC Week and shares Narana’s ethos of “Listening and Learning” across multiple events.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Dreamtime, The Jukurrpa or as it sometimes translated, the ‘Dreaming’ describes a time when the earth, people, plants and animals were created by ancestral spiritual beings.
Dreaming tracks crisscross Australia and trace the journeys of ancestral spirits as they created the land, animals and Lores.
These Songlines are recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance and art and carry significant spiritual and cultural connection to knowledge, customs, ceremony and lore of many Aboriginal nations and Torres Strait Islander language groups.
As well as the musical performances and Songlines celebrations, guests will enjoy a delicious menu served up by Cafe Narana.
The crowd-pleasing festival-inspired menu features Narana’s famous kangaroo sliders, tacos, souvlakis, fish and chips, corn on the cob and Seven Seeds coffee.
Narana Unplugged II is on Saturday April 9 from noon-6pm at Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, 410 Surf Coast Hwy, Grovedale and is an all ages, alcohol-free event.
Tickets will be available from Narana’s retail shop on the day for $20, and children under 12 enter free.
Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic rug and some camp chairs and immerse themselves in the Narana experience.
For more information, phone 5241 5700 or visit narana.com.au.