AURUKUN, WOORABINDA AND PALM ISLAND SEE PURE, BOLD SOUL-ROCKER DAN SULTAN MAKE HIS FIRST VISITS TO THESE FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND COMMUNITIES AS PART OF THIS YEAR’S NAIDOC WEEK
Sultan brought his electrifying blues-rock, gospel and soul to these three remote Indigenous communities for a special series of concerts and workshops for young people and local musicians. In Aurukun, students involved in QMF’s ongoing instrumental and youth programs got to jam with major artists.
Woorabinda celebrated its 90th Anniversary as a community with an outdoor concert opened by Sultan, and Palm Island welcomed Sultan as the centrepiece of their NAIDOC celebrations.
Dan Sultan was presented by Queensland Music Festival.
This project had been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and had received additional support from the Queensland Government through the Playing Queensland Fund. This project was presented in association with Aurukun Shire Council, Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council and Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council. Community programming for this event had been supported by the Pavetta Foundation.