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YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival

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YIRRAMBOI might mean tomorrow, but don't wait
YIRRAMBOI means tomorrow in the languages of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nations, Nairm.

YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival
YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival


YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival, a ten- day festival commencing on 5 May 2017, is a celebration of local and international Indigenous led dance, music, visual art, theatre, film, talks and more showcasing the diversity and individuality of the artists..

The First Nations People and Creative Victoria, in partnership with the City of Melbourne will bring a city-wide 'blak out'. This festival will showcase First Nations artists and performers in Melbourne's laneways, public spaces and arts venues. All works are created, choreographed, produced, directed and performed by Indigenous artists aimed at engaging the local Aboriginal community.

YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival
YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival


YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival
YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival


Highlights include Tooronga Baban Nganjin (New Mums Ceremony) on Mother's Day: a traditional welcome ceremony for bubs aged newborn to two years. YIRRAMBOI also invites all Melbournians to reflect on its past, celebrate the present and most importantly, build towards a better future. Rise, unite and be inspired.

YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival
YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival


The full program of over 60 free and ticketed events for all ages and interests can be viewed here.

The Festival is supported by YIRRAMBOI's Elders Council of Kulin Nations people, and celebrates more than 60,000 years of continuous artistic and cultural practice.
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Why? Rise, Unite and be Inspired
When: 5 May to 14 May 2017
Phone: 9658 9658
Where: Various locations around Melbourne - check the program for details
Cost: Many events are free for others, price varies. See program for details
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