A NEW WORLD INDIGENOUS FESTIVAL FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS

Boomerang Festival is performed within Bluesfest so to attend you must purchase a Bluesfest ticket.

2014

Taste of Boomerang was held on Saturday 19th of April and Sunday 20th of April at Bluesfest 2014

Bluesfest 2015 will also feature a Boomerang component check out the Bluesfest website for announcements!  www.bluesfest.com.au

ARTISTS THAT FEATURED AT TASTE OF BOOMERANG AT BLUESFEST IN 2014:

TORY CASSAR-DALEY
Troy Cassar-Daley is at the top of the Australian Country Music scene. He has a reputation amongst his peers in the Australian music industry for being the most loved and respected singer/songwriters in country music. This is reflected on a mainstream level by the many industry awarded accolades for his work as a successful recording artist.
Troy’s career has spanned 8 studio albums over 20 years. His latest album HOME, released in March 2012 debuted on the official ARIA album chart at #9 and the National ARIA Country album chart at #1. The album won the Deadly for Album Of The Year in 2012 and 4 Golden Guitars, including Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year at the 2013 CMAA Music Awards.
Throughout this time he has been awarded numerous accolades including 4 ARIA’s, 25 Golden Guitars, 2 APRA Country Song of the year awards, 8 Deadlys (Australian Indigenous artist awards), 4 CMAA Entertainer of the Year awards.
www.troycassardaley.com.au

GLENN SKUTHORPE
Award winning Glenn Skuthorpe's musical journey transcends the Country/Blues/Roots crossroads, creating a unique sound reminiscent of Springsteen and Steve Earle. With soulful lyricism and a street-hardened eye Glenn is a vital and compelling storyteller with poetic lyrics full of love and loss, murder, betrayal and renewal. He gives voice to those whose stories must be heard.
http://www.glennskuthorpe.com/

CHRIS TAMWOY
After appearing at Tedx in Brisbane Chris Tamwoy from Badu Island , Torres Straits had people talking.
A self-taught seventeen year-old guitarist who brought his magic fingers into the Triple J studio impressing everyone including his idol John Butler.
After he played his guitar on the airwaves, his amazing skills and sound was phenomenal. The Triple J text line went crazy! And he was already being reblogged all around the world!

”…got so swept away listening to that driving home that I ran a red light!! Oops!! Amazing!!” Kaitlyn, Melbourne

“This young guitar hero Chris sounds a lot like Kim Churchill. What a lord” Tom, Adelaide

Currently residing in Brisbane QLD, Christopher graduated year 12 (2013) and has a huge great passion for music. His biggest inspirations in music are John Butler, John Mayer and his Grandmother (R.I.P) Maulo Tamwoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6Tj6uqA4tk
 

ACPA DANCERS
Based in Brisbane this all male Line-up showcases their performing arts training at the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts particularly concentrating on the disciplines of dance and music. From ancient ritual styles and fusing contemporary Hip Hop rhythms they have created a new form of dance relevant to Aboriginal Youth.
ACPA’s work contributes strongly to Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) closing the Gap agenda in the key areas of maintaining, valuing and strengthening cultures; and improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander training and employment.

http://acpa.net.au/

JANNAWI DANCERS
A Sydney based dance Theatre Company who encompass contemporary and traditional styles from the rich storytelling traditions of NSW to the northern Homelands of the Yolngu. The Company shines a light on the strength and resilience and beauty of aboriginal women and culture today.
Artistic Director and Chorographer Peta Strachan is one of the country’s leading dancers, with a line up from NSW and Arnhem Land. The company is all about nurturing the next generation of female dancers
 

 

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