Canberra Theatre Centre
Sunday 26 May, 6.30pm – 11pm
On the eve of the Reconciliation Day public holiday in the ACT, some of the
strongest voices in the country will honour the anniversary of the 1967
The concert will feature Wergaia singer-songwriter Alice Sky, rapper and TV personality Briggs, and Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project.
Alice Skye released her debut album Friends With Feelings in 2018 and toured nationally. She was awarded the inaugural First Peoples Emerging Artist Award at the One of One International Women’s Day Breakfast in Melbourne in March, and has also been a triple j Unearthed feature artist.
Briggs‘ outspoken critiques of Australian culture have given a strong voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders nationally. He has starred in television series including Cleverman, Charlie Pickering’s The Weekly and Get Krackin, and written scripts for Matt Groening’s new animation series Disenchantment.
Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project was launched in 2017, to celebrate the release of the 25th anniversary remix pack of Yothu Yindi’s Treaty and raise awareness for the need for treaty with Australia’s First Nations people.
In this new, electronica-driven formation, founding members of Yothu Yindi – Witiyana Marika, Stu Kellaway and Kevin Malngay Yunupingu – are joined onstage by former band members and popular Indigenous singer/ songwriters. The group also features cabaret artist Kamahi Djordon King and emerging Yolngu singers, Yirrnga Yunupingu and Yimila Gurruwiwi.