The Spirit of Churaki rides the perfect wave between rocking surf tunes, laid back oceanic beats, beautiful ballads and the ancient sounds of Aboriginal language, all accompanied by moving and evocative visuals. Inspired by a heroic and largely unknown story, this concert honours Churaki, a Goodjingburra man, known for carrying out daring surf rescues in the early 1900s. Starring a line up of legendary Australian musicians under the musical direction of Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes) and cultural collaborator Kyle Slabb (Banaam), the ensemble includes Greg Sheehan, genre-traversing classical and electric violinist Veronique Serret, acclaimed bassist Sam Pankhurst, Fred Leone, award winning songwriter Leah Flanagan, the soulful Colin Usher and the Slabb family who play across traditional percussion, bass, ukulele and vocals.

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