Narana Unplugged II
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre invites music lovers to celebrate a day of Music, Art and Culture with the this years’ Narana Unplugged II event to be held on Saturday 9th April from 12noon - 6pm at Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, 410 SurfCoast Hwy, Grovedale.
Narana Unplugged II event is part of Narana’s efforts to engage with the local community in new ways and is a perfect launch vehicle for Narana’s yearlong celebration of Songlines which coincides with this years’ N.A.I.D.O.C Week celebrations. Narana Songlines events will be a focal point for community engagement & sharing Narana’s ethos of “Listening & Learning” to a wider audience across multiple events.
For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the Dreamtime or The Jukurrpa or as it sometimes translated as the 'Dreaming' describes a time when the earth, people, plants and animals were created by ancestral spiritual beings. Dreaming tracks crisscross Australia and trace the journeys of ancestral spirits as they created the land, animals and lores. These Songlines are recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance and art. They carry significant spiritual and cultural connection to knowledge, customs, ceremony and Lore of many Aboriginal nations and Torres Strait Islander language groups.
Narana Unplugged II Features the talents of ; Yirrmal, Josh Seymour, Jayden Lillyst, Alister Turrill, Olly Friend, Deadly Duo & Lyndon Arthur Perry.
Headliner Yirrmal is a rising star backing up his breakout performance at NaranaFest with his eagerly anticipated debut EP imminent, supported by Josh Seymour of Cherrywood fame & Jayden Lillyst both on solo duties. Narana Unplugged II also showcases a host of local Geelong talent with bluesman Alister Turrill, Troubadour Olly Friend and Narana’s own Deadly Duo & Didge player Lyndon Arthur Perry.
An All Ages, Alcohol Free event, Narana Unplugged II offers gig goers exposure to a mix of well-known and up & coming acts performing Live & Stripped back utilising Narana’s unique Boomerang Stage to showcase a diverse range of musical styles & influences continuing a commitment to support local musicians & creating an opportunity for interaction between artist & audience.
Tickets are available from Narana’s Retail Shop on the day for $20 with kids under 12 free. The affordable entry price makes it a perfect day out for families. With plenty of open space, visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic rug and some camp chairs and immerse themselves in the total Narana experience.
Last years’ inaugural Narana Unplugged held in April 2015 reacquainted audiences with Narana as a unique, organic & immersive music, arts & cultural destination for the local Geelong community. The reinvention of NaranaFest held in November 2015 was a major milestone for Narana welcoming crowds to experience the purpose built Boomerang Stage. It provided a perfect venue for headliner Archie Roach’s 25th anniversary performance of Charcoal Lane, alongside Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, Fraser A. Gorman, Philly, The Dead City Lights, Apakatjah, Ezekiel Ox and Aboriginal dance group One Connexion.
Café Narana will be back on deck serving up their crowd pleasing festival inspired menu featuring Narana’s world famous Kangaroo Sliders, Tacos, Souvlakis, Fish’n’Chips, Festival Corn On The Cob as well as Seven Seeds coffee.
Geelong’s Award Winning Aboriginal Cultural Centre located on the Torquay Rd, nestled amongst native trees, walkways, garden & our resident emus & wallabies, a Cultural Display & Performance building, Art Gallery, Café Narana, Retail Outlet & Adventure Playground which will all be open on the day.