So much talent at NaranaFest

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THE second outing for Narana Aboriginal Culture Centre’s rebooted NaranaFest will continue a year-long celebration of Songlines.
A memorable sunset performance by the legendary Archie Roach, co-inciding with the 25th anniversary of his milestone Charcoal Lane album, closed out last years’ NaranaFest and was just one of many highlights of the family-focused Indigenous music and cultural event which returns this year on Saturday 5 November with a talent-laiden line-up.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Dreamtime stories describe a time when the earth, people and animals were created by ancestral spiritual beings. Songlines which record the travels of these ancestral spirits who ‘sang’ the land into life are recorded in traditional arts, crafts, dance, songs and stories which will be proudly on show in their various forms at this year’s NaranaFest.
“NaranaFest aims to be an affordable, family-friendly festival showcasing Indigenous culture, music and art. Narana’s Boomerang Stage, in a native garden setting, provides festival goers a really immersive festival experience allowing people to relax on deckchairs and picnic rugs while enjoying the sights and sounds of some amazingly talented artists,” Narana’s operations manager Craig McGough said.
“NaranaFest’s hand-picked line-up features some of Australia’s brightest rising stars and will once again traverse some eclectic, genre spanning territory. NaranaFest has got rock, blues and roots, hip-hop and everything else in between covered, brought to life by some familiar and not so familiar artists,” festival director Lincon Boyd said.
NaranaFest is on Saturday 5 November, 11am to 8pm, at the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
The line-up includes A.B Original, Gawurra, Leah Flanagan, Yirrmal, Karl S. Williams, Benny Walker, Emily Wurramara, The New Savages, Deadly Duo, True Culture and One Connexion.

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