The professional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers we work with include:

Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Groups, Actors, Guest speakers, Torres Strait Weaver,Visual artists, contemporary Performing artists, Artisans Designers, Dancers, Musicians, Didgeridoo players.

Traditional Dance Group Profiles

 

Malu Kiai Mura Baui Company

Malu Kiai Mura Baui is a Torres Strait Islander dance group. Malu-Kiai is the traditional name given to the people of Boigu Island. Their songs and dances, based upon the everyday life of Torres Strait Islander people, have been passed from generation to generation. They first performed at World Expo 88 and have since performed at the Woodford Folk Festival, Out of the Box and NAIDOC Week celebrations and at schools.
Watch Malu Kiai Mura Baui perform here

 

Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Troupe

The Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers are also known as Yugimbir & Nugi Aboriginal Dancers. The Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers have been in existence for over 10 years traveling the world extensively showcasing Traditional Aboriginal culture through song, dance and other various forms of cultural expression. They have performed alongside some of the world’s greatest performers and Cultural ambassadors . Their main focus is to bring awareness to Indigenous Culture and current Indigenous issues, they have taught Aboriginal youth and continue to expose youth to their beautiful Culture which teaches them to be proud and strong.

Watch Nunukul Yuggera start a fire here and perform here

Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dancers

Wagga Dance Company

Wagga Torres Strait Islander Dancers Founded in the 1970’s the company was the first incorporated Torres Strait Islander dance company in Australia. Known by earlier names of Waiben, Torres Strait Islander Dance Company settled on its current title of Wagga Dance Company in 1997 – a name that originates from the village of St Paul’s on Moa Island.

Watch them perform here

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Keriba Mabaigal Women’s Dance Company

Keriba Mabaigal is a Torres Strait Islander women’s dance group with roots based in Darnley Island (Erub) this local Brisbane group performs a series of traditional song & dance from the Torres Strait.
Watch Keriba Mabaigal perform here

 

Keriba Mabaigal Women's Dance Group

 

Garret Lyon

Garret Lyon is an alumni of the Centre for Aboriginal Performing Arts, he has an amazing voice. He sings a mix of his own songs he has written over the years and also popular songs of today.
Watch Garret perform here

 

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Jeanette Fabila

                          Choregrapher

 

                          Jeanette Indigenous Choreographer, has a career in specialising in Indigenous Contemporary performances. 

 

 

 

Waveney Yasso

                                                        

Waveney has the ability to capture audiences with her emotive lyrics & catchy melodies.

Waveney’s passion for politics & world events is evident & strongly portrayed through her music.

Her influences range from artists such as Blue King Brown, Lauryn Hill, Amel Larriex and Ane Brun.

 

 

                                                                   

GUEST SPEAKER

 

                                                              Aunty Flo Watson OAM

Aunty Flo to many, is an Elder and a traditional owner and proud descendant of the Ghunghanghi People of Yarrabah, North Queensland and traditional affiliation with the Kuku-yelangi people of Laura/Maytown, Palmer River area and the Gurambilbarra Wulgurukaba people of Magnetic Island and Townsville.

In 1973 Aunty Flo commenced work in the Australian Public Service throughout Australia in a number of different roles before going out on her own to start her consultancy business work on a number of projects as an Elder and Leader.

In 2015 Aunty Flo received an OAM- Order of Australia medal for her service to the Indigenous communities of Queensland. Aunty Flo continues to work hard in the communities across Queensland and with many government and non-government organisations to bring about change to the lives and poor living standard of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

 

 

 

Aunty Edna Billy- Torres Strait Island Basket Weaver

 

 

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