Adelaide Fringe

Immerse yourself in Kaurna culture at the Warriparinga Way Fringe Show

Soak up the evening sun and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture on the Warriparinga lawns at the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.

Soak up the evening sun and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture with renowned First Nation artists Uncle Archie Roach with supporting act, The Yabu Band, on the culturally significant lawns of Warriparinga and the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.

Don’t miss Archie’s soulful and heartfelt performance as he joins the Kaurna community in this exclusive Fringe performance, for one night only on Saturday, March 19th at 5 pm.

In this open-air performance headlined by one of Australia’s most-beloved Aboriginal musicians Archie Roach, experience the iconic hits Took the Children Away and Down City Streets along with newer hits by this living legend like Tell Me Why.

Archie will be joined by The Yabu Band – fronted by Wongutha brothers Delly and Boyd Stokes. The Yabu Band are renowned in the Indigenous community for their upbeat Australian rock sound (My Girl) and their emotional rendition of I am Australian.

The event will take place on the lawns of Warriparinga, a site of great cultural significance to the Kaurna people.

Warriparinga means windy place by the river in the Kaurna language. Warriparinga is considered the gateway to the Tjilbruke trail, one of Kaurna’s most significant Dreamings. These elements make it an extra special place to welcome a major Indigenous star-like Archie Roach.

Bring along a picnic rug and settle into the sprawling lawns of Warriparinga, with food trucks and drinks bar also on-site for the event and enjoy an evening of Aboriginal culture and music under the stars this March!

Corey Turner, Southern Cultural Immersion owner, says the event will be a highlight in Living Kaurna Cultural Centres (LKCC) history.

“The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre is the perfect venue for events like this one, and I can’t wait to activate the space. We want to share our culture with everyone and spread the word that Warriparinga and the LKCC is welcoming space for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to connect and move forward on the journey to reconciliation,’ Corey said.

“For me, it’s all about making sure our next generation of Aboriginal kids can be proud of their culture and have a better life than us who come before them. We’re really grateful to Adelaide Fringe, who awarded us the First Nations Collaboration Grant to help make this event happen. To have a powerhouse like Archie Roach come and perform is pretty special and emotional for us, and I think there will be lots of tears when he plays Took the Children Away, which hits home for so many mobs across Australia.

“My own mother was part of the Stolen Generations, so Archie’s life story is a lot like hers, with much sadness but great achievements too. And I can’t wait to have a dance to The Yabu Band too, I know lots of Nungas who’ll be shaking a leg for those fellas!”.

Southern Cultural Immersion Events and Marketing Director, Eve Gregory, said she is thrilled Archie Roach is headed to Adelaide.

“Archie Roach is such a phenomenal person and performer,” said Eve.

“He has been through so much in his life, which makes his music resonate with anyone who listens. To hear him perform live at Warriparinga will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. To say we’re excited to host him is an understatement – we’re honoured”.

The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre is located at Warriparinga Drive, (Off Sturt Road), Bedford Park SA 5042

You can find out more about Southern Cultural Immersion on their website.

Visit the Adelaide Fringe site for tickets.

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