A glittering line-up of Indigenous musicians and entertainers to perform at NAIDOC 2019!
The National NAIDOC Awards Gala will be broadcast live from the National Convention Centre Canberra, and while final preparations for the night are taking place, the National NAIDOC Committee is excited to announce the star-studded lineup of entertainment for the evening!
Hosting the awards this year is the wonderful Elaine Crombie and Sean Choolburra. Elaine has plenty of experience in keeping the show on track as a performing artist, director, creative producer and writer. She will be joined by dancer turned stand-up comedian and TV show host, Sean, touted as the “Godfather” of Aboriginal comedy.
The National NAIDOC Awards have a reputation for putting on a fabulous and colourful show, welcoming both contemporary and traditional performances to the stage. Elaine and Sean will be introducing you to the terrific line up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers.
The 2019 line-up includes none other than the supremely talented multiple ARIA Award Winner Dan Sultan and fellow ARIA Award winner and Australian Idol icon, the formidable Casey Donovan.
Joining Dan and Casey will be Larrakia producer, MC and vocalist Jimblah who in 2013 was named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Acts to Watch. The Merindas, renowned for their fusion of Indigenous and electro pop sounds will also be gracing the stage.
Celebrating Torres Strait Islander culture and tradition, the Eip Karem Baizam group will showcase their Meriam culture; sharing their stories through song and dance.
NAIDOC is also privileged to host proud Wakka Wakka and internationally-recognised musician, David Williams. David has performed at events as diverse as the Beijing Olympics to supporting Michael Buble, using his didgeridoo performances to educate and encourage appreciation of Aboriginal culture.
In addition to this terrific line up, NAIDOC is proud and humbled to feature the World Premiere of ‘Heal Together’ by Christine Anu and Philly MC. Heal Together marks the 10 year anniversary of the Healing Foundation partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions such as the forced removal of children. The NAIDOC Committee thanks the Healing Foundation for their important work, and for partnering with NAIDOC 2019 to share this momentous and special occasion.
Read more about this year's fabulous line-up by visiting the NAIDOC website!