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Fri 28 May, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

North Ryde School of the Arts Hall, 201 Coxs Road, North Ryde 2113

For National Reconciliation Week, City of Ryde has organised an evening of performances.

Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021 is “More than a word”. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Spend the evening listening to Truth Telling through energetic song and dance with performances by the Illume girls and their Rhythm Section and the Yaama Boys through an expressive dance performance.

Spaces are strictly limited so make sure to get in quick to be part of this exciting event.

  The ILLUME Girls
The ILLUME Girls provide exotic harmonies, with a powerful presence, these women deliver emotive & soulful music described as “smokey honey” singing both in Yolngu matha and English. The Illume Girls are key members of the Gambirra Mob that perform at festivals such as Splendour In The Grass.
YaamaBoys_MREC.jpg   Yaama Boys
Yaama Boys have been around for 10 plus years spreading knowledge and traditions of the people of this land. With some dances and cultural beliefs coming from mainly the Wiradjuri nation, Yuin nation for the South coast and many other nations and clans from the coastal line of Australia. This group continues to share the stories and knowledge of the elders they were taught by, one example being Uncle Noel Butler from the South coast, who plays a major role in providing the knowledge to create the artefacts that the boys dance with and display.

Cost: Free


City of Ryde
Phone: 9952 8222
Email: cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au

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