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Noongar seasons inspire musical celebration

Published on Tuesday 6 November, 2018

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Highly respected Noongar elder and performer Dr Richard Walley and dancer-musician Olman Walley will join Junkadelic Brass Band for a cultural celebration of WA’s South West at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre on Friday 9 November. 

Their songs, inspired by the six Noongar seasons – Makuru, Djilba, Kambarang, Birak, Bunuru and Djeran – offer an impressive blend of musical styles.

Joining Richard and Olman on didgeridoo and vocals is the 10-piece Junkadelic Brass Band, with some of Perth’s best emerging talent.

Among them are Kirsten Smith, Tani Walker, Babykool, Joel Davis, Elysia Murphy, Steve Hensby and Junkadelic’s youngest ever vocalist Toni Garcia.

City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said Six Seasons was an energetic and entertaining show that would give audiences a chance to learn more about this land and the six seasons, which reflect our changing environment from year to year.

“Junkadelic Brass Band will support Richard Walley to create a great mix of traditional street music, funk and hip hop – it’s full of energy and good rhythms and unlike any other show we’ve had here,” he said.

For bookings or more information, please visit the City of Gosnells website or call the Box Office on 9498 9414.