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The Narli Ensemble

Dance Rites 2019

Curated by Tura New Music, The Narli Ensemble will perform a version of Kimberley Echoes - a powerful cross-cultural celebration of Kimberley country and its people, inspired by local artists, traditional Joonba song and dance and the provocative Kimberley landscape. Ever-evolving, full of spontaneity and life.

On the Forecourt

Australian producers Tura create new music projects in regional and remote northern Australia, with a focus on collaborations with Aboriginal artists and communities. They proudly provide means, support and opportunities that enable the relentless pursuit of musical discovery.   

Kimberley Echoes is the result of five years of musical collaboration. The Narli Ensemble features didgeridoo virtuoso and singer Mark Atkins (Yamatji) singer/guitarist Stephen Pigram (Yawuru),  violinist Erkki Veltheim, guitarist Stephen Magnusson, cellist Tristen Parr, percussionist Joe Talia, and flautist Tos Mahoney. 

Songs by Pigram and Atkins, arranged by this unique ensemble, are juxtaposed with new music reflecting the complexity and beauty of the Kimberley.

Tura New Music acknowledges all of the Traditional Owners of the lands through which we passed, and honour their Elders past, present and emerging.

Presented by the Sydney Opera House.



Witness the powerful coming together of traditional customs and contemporary culture, with hundreds of First Nations dancers from around Australia and performers from around the world.

Join us on the forecourt, a First Nations meeting place for thousands of years, to share in this free festival of live dance, music and community. 

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