11-21 AUGUST 2022 View all events

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Presented by BLEACH*

Presented by BLEACH*

Deepen your understanding of the Gold Coast region and get an introduction to Yugambeh language with proud Aboriginal yarrabilginngunn (song woman), Candace Kruger.



"Candace is a Yugambeh yarabilgingan (song woman) and proud Kombumerri (Gold Coast) and Ngugi (Moreton Island) Aboriginal woman.

Candace is the founder and director of the Yugambeh Youth Choir and author of Yugambeh Talga: Music Traditions of the Yugambeh People (2005), Master’s Research Thesis In the Bora Ring: Yugambeh Language and Song Project (2017) and A festival of song: Developing social capital and safeguarding Australian Aboriginal culture through authentic performance in Routledge Handbook of Festivals (2018).

Candace’s doctoral study, is an investigation in the fields of Indigenous musicology, Indigenous studies and Anthropology. Her research captures the songwoman’s work, contributes to the development of Indigenous methodologies, and demonstrates one way in which an Aboriginal community are reconstructing Aboriginal knowledge for sustainability and legacy outcomes.

Candace has taught classroom music in both Primary and Secondary schools for over 25 years, including Director of Music at Knox Grammar Preparatory School (NSW), Prince Alfred College (SA) and A. B. Paterson College (QLD). During her workshops Candace will present practical ways in which teachers can embed Aboriginal perspectives into their classroom activities."

    • Accessible toilet

    This is a participatory experience, incorporating elements of song, spoken word as well as use of instruments and artefacts.

    Participants with specific access needs should contact the BLEACH* team via email [email protected] or 07 5525 6468 to discuss your particular requirements.

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    Ed Hardy Park, The EsplanadeNorth Burleigh QLD 4220

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    Saturday 13 Aug10:00 am
    All times are QLD AEST
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    • Food & beverage available on site
    • Transport options available
    • Suitable for all ages
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    • General Admission
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    • Family
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    We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.