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A Worthy Welcome

A ‘Welcome to Country’ is a significant ceremony that LOUD recommend should be held at the commencement of all large-scale events. Welcome to Country ceremonies contribute greatly to the recognition of our First Nations people and enhance the education of non-Indigenous people into Aboriginal culture and history. An ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ can be performed by anyone, whether Indigenous or non-Indigenous, in order to pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

There are a variety of Indigenous artists in South East Queensland available for event organisers to engage, from the ancient, tribal sounds of Songwoman Maroochy to a contemporary dance performance from the talented artists from Chasing Smoke.

The LOUD team were recently wowed by a magnificently stirring, emotive performance from an Indigenous duo Balairi at the Brisbane Powerhouse. One half of the duo, Alinta McGrady also performs solo as Ling Jay and was one of QPAC’s Seedlings BlakBeats artists last year.

Our local Brisbane tribes the Nunukul Yuggera also have many wonderful dance and didgeridoo performers. They have been in existence for 25 years and provide a solid foundation for many up and coming indigenous performers.

There are so many brilliant options for cultural performances in South East Queensland. Let the LOUD team provide you with some options for your next event!

Katie Tomkins

Give her a hotel, she’ll negotiate you a room block, and with a background in convention centres her venue and catering management expertise are invaluable.

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