Welcome to Homeground 2014
Over the weekend of 5 – 6 April Sydney Opera House will host Homeground, a free celebration of First Nations music, dance and culture, against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney Harbour.
Presenting performers from around the globe, the lineup includes modern dance fusions from NITV’s Move it Mob Style, iconic Australian musicians Shane Howard and Shellie Morris, Indigenous hip-hop pioneers Street Warriors, ARIA and Deadly Award-winner Casey Donovan, musician and playwright Troy Brady, Black Arm Band’s Emma Donovan an exciting new talent from Arnhem Land, Yirrmal, and many more.
From R&B to traditional Gaelic harmonies, there is something for everyone. Help celebrate the rich past and vibrant future of First Peoples’ music, dance and culture from across Australia and around the world this April at Sydney Opera House.
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“This year marks the debut of Homeground, the new centerpiece of Indigenous cultural programming at the Sydney Opera House. As Australia’s most famous building enters a decade of renewal, it is fitting that Homeground presents a fresh approach to celebrating the rich past and vibrant future of Indigenous music, dance and culture from across Australia and around the world. Please come and join us as a new era begins for the world’s oldest living culture on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people.”
Louise Herron AM
Chief Executive, Sydney Opera House
“You don’t have to be an expert on world music to enjoy the Sydney Opera House’s latest offering of free events, you just need to love a bit of rhythm, relax and take in the view over the weekend. Vibrant, fun and at times edgy, Homeground is dance and music from Australia’s Heartland of first peoples with a smattering of world cultures that will spark your imagination and have you on your feet wanting more.”
Head of Indigenous Programming, Sydney Opera House
Bar Badu (music stage)
Saturday: 5.30pm till late
Sunday: 12pm - 10.30pm
This Pop Up Bar, translated means ‘bar on the water’ will feature fine food, wine and entertainment with music from across the globe including Shane Howard, Shellie Morris, Casey Donovan and many more.
Dancestry (dance stage)
Saturday: 6pm – 10.30pm
Sunday: 1pm - 9pm
Witness age old customs under the stars, embrace to the latest rhythms and transcend the realm of what many regard as Aboriginal Dance. Get involved in Move it Mob Style’s modern fusions, join in the Maori Haka or learn the Polynesian Hula. Sit back enjoy the corroboree as the first local culture comes alive once more.