Djilpin Arts, in the remote Aboriginal community of Beswick, NT, is pleased to announce it will host its inaugural series of “Concerts on Country” this Dry Season with events in May, June and July 2019.
Each event features MC Constantina Bush, indigenous DJs, Beswick’s own Wugularr Drifters, workshops, museum tours, art sales, overnight camping, great food and Barista Coffee. Beswick is located 100kms from Katherine.
Kicking off the 2019 program is a veritable super-sistas of a line up featuring the highly awarded and acclaimed Mojo Juju, triple j fave Kira Puru, and the latest ladies to hit the hip hop block Oetha. MC all three concerts is the inimitable Constantina Bush with more names to be announced as we get closer to show time.
These three weekends held across May, June and July will be a first for Aboriginal Communities in the NT. Extending the community festival model, this series is set to create an intimate environment for cross cultural engagement. A limited number of tickets will be available for the general public to engage and experience. With only two hundred tickets available for the General Public tickets will sell super fast.
Djarmalak is an homage to our late founding and Artistic Director Balang T E Lewis, whose vision was a culturally safe place where everyone could come together to learn, share, exchange and enjoy. ‘Culture as identity, art as medicine’, was his consistent message to community and visitors alike. Djarmalak affirms and carries his legacy, the community is stepping up with his passion and dedication as their inspiration. Cutting-edge Indigenous performance combined with the dynamics and persistence of traditional practice, Djarmalak is a special invitation from the heart of the community and resonates Balang’s belief that “culture is everyone’s responsibility”.