The 2018 Kimberley Echoes Tour
23 August – 3 September
Darwin, Kununurra, Wyndham, Broome, Port Hedland, Karratha.
Tura presents the 2018 instalment of the multi-award winning Regional Touring Program.
Kimberley Echoes is a powerful cross-cultural celebration created over 5 years of musical collaboration and experiences across the Kimberley, its landscapes and its people. Full of songs and sounds that have already profoundly moved thousands of concert goers – this is a must see event for 2018.
The Kimberley Echoes Tour brings together two of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performers with some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists creating a vibrant and uniquely Australian sound as the Narlis.
The Narlis are:
Stephen Pigram | Guitar, ukulele, vocals
Mark Atkins | Didgeridoo, guitar, vocals
Erkki Veltheim | Violin
Stephen Magnusson | Guitar
Tristen Parr | Cello
Joe Talia | Percussion
Tos Mahoney | Flute
The Tour ensemble will also collaborate with artists across the Kimberley including Gabriel Nodea, Susan Quicke, Naomi Pigram, Paul Boon and the Waringarri Dancers.
Travelling through the breath-taking landscape of the Kimberley, touring to regional centres and remote communities, stunning performances will transport audiences to new worlds and inspire communities.
Full of celebration alongside powerful histories this meeting of cultural forces will bring together a unique ensemble of artists, songs of outback Australia and new commissioned music for the tour.
Tura’s Regional Projects promote collaboration and direct involvement with the musicians by participants and audiences. Through the music outreach programs the touring artists engage directly with individuals and groups in the communities, encouraging direct interaction with the musicians and provides access, involvement and active participation with music.
As well as public concerts, The Regional Tour’s community engagement includes school and community workshops and presentations.
The Program makes a significant contribution to the social, cultural, educational and community lives of people living in regional centres and remote communities of northern Australia.