Wed­nes­day, 27

The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Front Page - THE SONG KEEP­ERS

Award-win­ning­doc­u­men­tary­film­maker,NainaSen, takesview­er­so­n­anad­ven­tureas­t­he­un­like­li­est­band goeson­tour.In­re­moteCen­tralAus­tralia,anun­known 140-year­mu­si­cal­le­ga­cy­ofan­cien­tA­bo­rig­i­nal lan­guages,Ger­mansa­cred­po­et­ryand­baro­que­mu­sic is­be­ing­p­re­served­by­four­gen­er­a­tionsof­song­women fromtheCen­tralAus­tralianA­bo­rig­i­nalWomen’sChoir. Again­stal­loddsand­with­the­helpoftheir­charis­matic con­duc­tor,Mor­risS­tu­art,the­choirem­bark­sona his­toric­tourofGer­many.Wed­nes­day,June27, 7.30pm.Tank5,TanksArt­sCen­tre.Visit: www.tick­etlink.com.au Ama­jorhigh­lightofCIAF’spro­gramof­satel­lite ex­hi­bi­tion­sstem­mingfro­ma­col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tweenCIAFandthree­r­e­moteA­bo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties:Au­rukun,Porm­pu­raawand BentickandMorn­ing­tonIs­lands.To­main­tain lan­guage­and­cul­ture­forthenextgen­er­a­tion,a se­rieso­fartis­tic­work­shop­sand­cul­tur­al­shar­ing ac­tiv­i­ties were fa­cil­i­tated by Elders, in­spir­ing young­peo­ple­an­de­mergin­gartists. FromJune29-July24.

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