Cel­e­brate NAIDOC Week

Hon­our the achieve­ments of Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der women in the first week of July with these ma­jor events. This year’s theme is ‘Be­cause of Her, We Can!’ By Emma Joyce

Time Out (Sydney) - - THINGS TO DO -

Klub Koori

It was a big year for soul­ful electronic-pop duo Elec­tric Fields in 2017: they won New Tal­ent of the Year in the Na­tional In­dige­nous Mu­sic Awards and took home Live Act of the Year and Live Voice of the Year for singer Zaachari­aha Field­ing in the Na­tional Live Mu­sic Awards. Hot on the heels of a Syd­ney Opera House gig for Vivid Live, the Ade­laidean mu­si­cians will be back in Syd­ney for Koori Ra­dio’s night of In­dige­nous mu­sic at Car­riage­works. Field­ing, who of­ten sings in his tra­di­tional lan­guage Anangu Pit­jan­t­jat­jara Yankun­yt­jat­jara, and mu­sic pro­ducer and com­poser Michael Ross will share a mov­ing and in­ti­mate set. Car­riage­works, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 2015. car­riage­works.com.au. 8pm. $15. Sat Jul 14.

NAIDOC in the City

Held on a Satur­day for the first time, NAIDOC in the City is a lunchtime cel­e­bra­tion of the world’s long­est liv­ing cul­tures through food, song, dance and art. Head to Hyde Park to taste food cooked in an earth oven, watch women dance with pride in the sand cir­cle and lis­ten and learn from chefs in the cook­ing demon­stra­tions. The whole event honours the con­tri­bu­tions

of Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Is­lan­der women over the

gen­er­a­tions. Hyde Park El­iz­a­beth St, Syd­ney 2000. what­son.city­of­syd­ney.nsw.gov. au/events/naidoc-in-the-city. 10am-2pm. Free. Sat Jul 14.

Be­cause of Her, We Can!

Darug el­ders and the lo­cal com­mu­nity around Rouse Hill House and Farm cel­e­brate NAIDOC Week with a day of food, art, song, dance and lan­guage shar­ing in a day named for this year’s theme. Darug artist Leanne Watson will be run­ning an art work­shop, there’ll be Darug lan­guage work­shops held in the 1888 Rouse Hill School House, and you can try your hand at mak­ing and throw­ing a boomerang. Here for a feed? Mad Mob and the Muru Mit­ti­gar Café are pro­vid­ing the snacks, and po­et­singer-dancer Gu­maroy New­man will liven up the farm­yard with an af­ter­noon per­for­mance. Rouse Hill House and Farm, 356 An­nan­grove Rd, Rouse Hill 2155. syd­neyliv­ing­mu­se­ums.com.au. 10am-3pm. Free. Sun Jul 15.

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