Indigenous music royalty Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan are heading to Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) for one big night of music at the 2019 Quandamooka Festival on Saturday August 31. The festival will provide a full day of culture and entertainment.
The annual Quandamooka Festival, is held from June to August, in the coastal region East of Brisbane is a great opportunity to become immersed in one of the oldest living cultures on earth. The event will begin with Goompi Kunjiel, a corroboree where Aboriginal and Torres Strait dancers from across Australia will revive the ancient techniques of their traditional dance. Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan will bring the festival to a close with an intimate concert under the stars at Deanbilla Bay, Goompi (Dunwich) with the sea as their stage.
“I am so excited to be heading to North Stradbroke Island to celebrate culture and catch up with my Queensland fans,” said Jessica Mauboy. “I love performing live and I can’t think of a more beautiful setting to be singing at than looking out over Moreton Bay.”
Quandamooka Festival celebrates the living history, knowledge, stories, arts and culture of the Nughi, Nunukul and Gorenpul clans, known collectively as the Quandamooka People of South East Queensland with an array of fun activities planned throughout the months. Over our perfect sub-tropical winter, festival goers can experience dance, music, art exhibitions and workshops, cultural whale watching tours, corroborrees, insights into cultural heritage, and much more.
“This year’s program brings the super stars of Australian music together with the next generation of performers in a series of magical events showcasing the depth and diversity of contemporary Indigenous culture,” Mr Costello said. “I can’t wait to see Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan mixing it up with the Mornington Island Dancers. And of course, alongside the edgy offerings of contemporary culture, we will be encouraging the public to learn and engage with traditional dance, songs and stories that reveal more than 60,000 years of knowledge, cultural heritage and caring for Quandamooka Country.”
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