RPAC celebrates songlines this NAIDOC

The stories culture and traditions of NAIDOC Week will be celebrated when Redland Performing Arts Centre (RPAC) hosts its Songlines in Redlands: A NAIDOC Showcase on Sunday 10 July.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said NAIDOC Week was an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history, and this year runs from 3 -10 July 2016.

“The 2016 theme Songlines: The living Narrative of our Nation honours the dreaming tracks or ‘songlines’ that tell the stories of when the rivers, lakes, plants, land-formations and living creatures were created,” she said. “From 2 – 4.30pm residents can come along for a free community celebration featuring art and performances that demonstrate the strong connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have with the Redlands.

“The day will begin with a traditional Welcome to Country and dance performance by the Yulu-burri-ba Dance Troupe.

“People can watch a bush tucker cooking demonstration by Dilly Bag chef Dale Chapman while taste testing samples from Redland IndigiScapes Centre’s Tea Garden CafĂ©.

“There will also be storytelling, art displays and an installation by Quandamooka artist Craig Tapp.

“To top it off, the day will end with a headline performance by nationally-acclaimed musical father and son duo Troy and Dean Brady.”

Headline act Troy and Dean Brady

Headline act Troy and Dean Brady

Songlines in Redlands: A NAIDOC Showcase is a Redland City Council event proudly supported by the Australian Government and part of the official Quandamooka Festival Program. For more details on this event, visit Redland Performing Arts Centre.

Council has a number of events and exhibitions celebrating NAIDOC week, starting with a wonderful day of free fun at IndigiScapes’ Seek, Unearth Explore Quandamooka Country on Friday 1 July. Visit the website for details.