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On 30, Nov 2014 | In | By jane

Homeground Festival: A Photo Journal

As part of Corroboree Sydney, the free weekend festival ‘Homeground’ returned to the Sydney Opera House for two inspiring days to celebrate the music, dance and culture of First Nations people from Australia and around the world. Taking place on the traditional land of the Gadigal people, the stunning setting on the Western boardwalk of Sydney Opera House opposite the Harbour Bridge provided an incredible atmosphere for the weekend festivities.

Vibrant Fijian dance troupe Rako had the afternoon audience in silent awe as they interpreted powerful Polynesian rhythms that echoed around the harbor. Amidst a swathe of world-class acts including Dan Sultan, Oka, Digging Roots (Canada) and Benny Walker, young Torres Straight Islander, Chris Tamwoy was truly captivating with his distinctive groove-based harmonic guitar tapping.

Visionary Indigenous curator Rhoda Roberts once again succeeded in creating a vibrant welcoming festival celebrating culture and promoting active public engagement in education about Australia’s rich cultural heritage.

 

Photography and words by Aurora Jane

 

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