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July is Dharratharramirri
in the Yolngu language, the season of cool winds. This is
a beautiful time of the year... gorgeous sunsets, comfortable
weather, plenty of bush foods around... an ideal time for
Art of the Didjeridu: Past and Present. iDIDJ Australia
exhibition of important, old and interesting didjeridus..."As
part of the Melbourne Museum's 150th birthday celebrations and
coinciding with NAIDOC week, The Art of the Didjeridu brings
together an exciting collection of authentic Aboriginal didgeridoos
from vintage specimens collected over 100 years ago to their
more recent equivalents produced in Arnhem Land's Yirrkala community.
The exhibition will be brought alive by performances, demonstrations
and talks by Yolngu custodians and expert artisans from the
Yirrkala community that attests to the continuity and vibrancy
of this ancient artistic tradition". Australia Gallery,
Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Until 6th
July, 2004. Contact iDIDJ
Australia for more details.
Swiss Didgeridoo Festival. One of Europe's largest didgeridoo
festivals. Plenty of highlight performances, workshops, stalls,
and even an open stage! Serious Sticks, an iDIDJ Guild member,
will showcase its entire collection of serious sticks, all authentic
traditional Aboriginal instruments with a large selection available
for sale. Wiedlisbach, Switzerland. Until 4th July, 2004. www.swizzeridoo.ch
Week. Various events and programs throughout the country.
Contact your local Indigenous and community organisations. Until
11th July. www.atsic.gov.au
Negus Tonight: NAIDOC Week Special. Includes interview
with Djalu Gurruwiwi and Mandawuy Yunupingu. 6.30 pm, ABC television,
iDIDJ Australia to include your events here!