Share the Spirit Festival 2020
Also known as Balit Nurran, this free music-filled event gives you a chance to celebrate Australia's Indigenous culture on January 26.
If, this January 26, you're looking for a thoughtful way to reflect on the impact of the survival of Australia's First Nations people — and celebrate its many cultures — you should join the folks from Songlines for an afternoon of music and dance.
Share the Spirit Festival — or Balit Narrun, which means 'strong spirit' — has been running since 2003, making this year its 18th. The event is presented by Songlines Music Aboriginal Corporation and, given it supports Aboriginal musicians, so you can expect to catch lots of great music throughout the day.
Things will kick off at midday with a Welcome to Country and a performance by Narrm's own Djirri Djirri Dancers. Music will continue all the way through until 7pm, spanning folk to hip-hop and featuring Triple J Unearthed's Allara (aka Yorta Yorta woman Briggs Pattison) and Gamilaraay/Birri Gubba man — and Eurovision finalist — Mitch Tambo.
Alongside the music, the Treasury Gardens will also be filled with market stalls, Indigenous art and lots of traditional crafts. It's free to attend, too.
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