Sonus3: A celebration of music and dance across the Kimberley

Tura is embarking on the 2021 Sonus3 Tour from 9 – 23 September, bringing diverse and vibrant groups of artists together in a celebration of culture and place.

Stephen Pigram, Sonus2 2020. Photo by Sarah Duguid

The evolving Sonus line-ups and collaborations pivots in a captivating new direction for Sonus3 with internationally renowned dance company Marrugeku joining the Tura Touring Program for the first time.

Sonus3 will see Kimberley singer-songwriter Stephen Pigram, Iranian percussionist Esfandiar Shahmir, cellist Tristen Parr, and flautist Tos Mahoney collaborate with Marrugeku co-Artistic Director Dalisa Pigram, guest dancer Tara Gower and other guest artists, performing concerts in Kununurra, Warmun, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Broome, Kooljaman, One Arm Point, Djarindjin/Lombadina and Beagle Bay.

In addition to the concerts in each community, Sonus3 will host workshops in schools, engaging primary and secondary music students with content from the tour.

Artistic Director Tos Mahoney said Tura’s award-winning Regional Programs are committed to community engagement, drawing on a 20-year history of connection and shared learning.

“From interactive school workshops to collaborations with local artists as well as cultural exchanges with Traditional Owners, the Sonus tours are very much a two-way process with touring artists being powerfully influenced by the people and places they meet and experience,” he said.

“The tours also make a significant contribution to the social, cultural, educational, and community lives of people living in regional centres and remote communities across the Kimberley through the community engagement program.

The 2021 Sonus3 Tour is supported by the Government of Western Australia through Playing WA, The Regional Touring Fund of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Culture, association with Lotterywest.

Major Partners include Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message and the Rowley Foundation.

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