Culture Strong ft Baker Boy & Emily Wurramara | NightQuarter Festival (AUS)
A cultural celebration of local, traditional dance, singing, food, art, native flora and more!
If you want to discover the unique native ingredients, go no further! Clinto’s Kupmurri will have cooking classes and its food truck serving native foods. NightQuarter will be cooking up its Aussie BBQ in the Backyard Grill. The Paddock will have a lineup of some uniquely Australian acts and live art.
Culture Strong features Baker Boy, Emily Wurramara and Yugambeh Dancers.
Her passion for culture and heritage is heard through every beat and skip of her deeply engaging and personal songs pulsed by her detailed and crafted talent for songwriting. Singing in both English and Anindilyakwa, the traditional language of her home on Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory (NT), Wurramara.
Emily has become a seasoned performer who has taken her music around the country and abroad with show and festival appearances in Sweden and France.
Closer to home she has performed at Gaarma Festival, Island Vibes, Woodford Folk Festival, Clancestry and numerous other events; performing alongside respected artists like Shellie Morris, Troy Cassar Daley and Impossible Odds. Add in a couple of 2016 Queensland Music Award nominations and the picture starts to build of a young artist with a very bright tomorrow.
In Arnhem Land they call Baker Boy the ‘fresh new prince’. His totem is the Olive Python, his moiety is Dhuwa and his skin is Burralung/Gela boy. Born in Darwin and raised in the remote NT communities Milingimbi and Maningrida 20 year-old Danzal Baker aka Baker Boy is related to rising stars Gawurra and Yirrmal. He is the freshest new Yolngu hip hop talent from the Top End. Young, strong and proud Baker Boy raps in Yolngu Matha language representing his Arnhem Land bloodlines. He knows his value, his worth and he raps on Cloud 9 so others get it.
What seems to be a whirlwind of success since the debut of Baker Boy, Cloud 9 has manifested into a full-blown Cyclone Baker. After infiltrating the triple j crew with an instant full rotation addition and prospering in their appraisals Baker Boy’s career has dropped into sixth gear, spreading his word far and wide. Baker Boy is known as a multi-talented, multi-lingual artist, working across rap, dance, acting and graffiti, and he hopes to inspire younger generations to embrace their culture and become leaders in their communities.
Yugambeh Aboriginal Dancers
Traditional people of the Yugambeh Language group from the Gold Coast region.
Entry into NightQuarter is $3 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free.
NightQuarter Festival is open during Festival 2018 from 5 to 14 April between 4pm and 9pm. Trading may extend until midnight.
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