Photo: Katie Aspel by Sophie Alex
This year’s National Reconciliation Week‘s (Saturday 27 May to Saturday 3 June) theme is Be a Voice for Generations, and ‘encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.’
MusicSA is putting a spotlight on some phenomenal local First Nations artists who are performing this weekend, launching the beginning to NRW 2023. Check out some events below where you can catch these artists live!
- Reconciliation SA – Reconciliation Week Breakfast
Friday 26 May 7am to 9am
Live performances: Corey Theatre and Nancy Bates, Dusty Feet Mob, Strong In Voice, Strong In Culture Choir led by Tony Minniecon.
Reconciliation SA is hosting their annual Reconciliation Week Breakfast this Friday 26th May, coinciding with National Sorry Day, at Adelaide Convention Centre on Kaurna Land.
Corey Theatre and Nancy Bates perform Ngathuk Ngalina in the Gunditj-Mara language to honour the legacy of the late and great Archie Roach. Written by Corey Theatre, and released in 2016, the recording features Archie Roach – and is a standing testimony of intergenerational song practice, and its power to revitalise, and return language to people, and thus to the land.
The breakfast is now sold out, however if you are a First Nations person and would like to register your interest in attending the event on a Community Table, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Reconciliation at Warriparinga – Living Kaurna Cultural Centre
Saturday 27 May 2pm to 8pm
Southern Cultural Immersion, in collaboration with Green Adelaide and City of Marion, is hosting a free community event to celebrate Reconciliation Week 2023! The event will feature live music, bush foods and drinks available for purchase, and market stalls – PLUS a range of free cultural experiences!
- Be a Voice for Generations – Reconciliation Week at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre
Saturday 27 May 7pm to 9pm
Live Performances: Glenn Skuthorpe and Band, with Naomi Hicks, Kahl Wallace, and DJ Svvlo.
Presented in partnership with Neporendi Aboriginal Forum Inc., the City of Onkaparinga is putting on a free concert at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, on Kaurna Land.
“A deadly celebration for the generations”.
For more information on National Reconciliation Week 2023, click here.
Further reading: Voice to Parliament – MusicSA Supports a ‘YES’ Vote