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Reconciliation Week

Recognising and celebrating Reconciliation Week through music

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May and 3 June. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey; the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision.

The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.

City of Prospect is excited to celebrate 2016 Reconciliation Week with an afternoon of outstanding contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and dance to be held in the Prospect Town Hall and Vine St Plaza.

On Sunday 5 June starting at 2pm, a Welcome to Country Ceremony will be followed by youth indigenous dance performances, live art demonstrations, emerging and established indigenous artists, and live bands until 6pm.

In a Prospect first, we are working in partnership with Aboriginal Community Connect, Prospect; Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc, Adelaide; Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) at Adelaide University; Kurruru Youth Performing Arts, Port Adelaide and Nexus Arts, Adelaide to present this exciting  indigenous music ‘showcase’ in association with our own Club5082 fortnightly live music program.

Set times as follows:

1.55 - 2.00pm    MC - Welcome
2.00 - 2.10pm    Welcome to Country - Bony Brodie
2.10 - 2.20pm    Mayor speech
2.20 - 2.30pm    Kurruru youth dance ensemble
2.40 - 3.00pm    Tilly Thomas
3.10 - 3.30pm    Hannah Yates
3.40 - 4.00pm    Eskatology - Jono Steir
4.15 - 5.00pm    Ellie Lovegrove & co
5.15 - 5.45pm    Yorke band
5.45 - 5.50pm    MC - Wrap up event

2.00 – 4.00pm   Amanda Radomi - Live art demonstration, Town Hall foyer

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