2017 Echo Tour

6-28 September 2017



Wyndham, Kununurra, Warmun, Halls Creek, Fitzroy Crossing, Bidyadanga, Beagle Bay, One Arm Point, Kooljaman, Djarindjin, Lombadina, Broome, Perth.

Tura presents the 2017 instalment of the multi-award winning Regional Touring Program. The Program makes a significant contribution to the social, cultural, educational and community lives of people living in regional centres and remote communities of northern Australia.

The Echo Tour brings together three of Australia’s leading indigenous performers, Bart Willoughby, Mark Atkins and Stephen Pigram with an ensemble of some of Australia’s finest instrumentalists creating a vibrant and uniquely Australian sound.

Travelling through the breath-taking landscape of the Kimberley, touring to regional centres and remote communities, their stunning performances, in collaboration with the Narli Ensemble, will transport audiences to new worlds and inspire communities.

The Narli Ensemble includes:

• Stephen Magnusson (guitars)
• Erkki Veltheim (violin)
• Tristen Parr (cello)
• Tos Mahoney (flute)

Full of celebration alongside powerful histories this meeting of cultural forces will bring together a unique ensemble of artists, songs of outback Australia and new commissioned music for the tour.

The tour ensemble will also collaborate with musicians across the Kimberley.

Tura’s Regional Projects promote collaboration and direct involvement with the musicians by participants and audiences. Through the music outreach programs the touring artists engage directly with individuals and groups in the communities, encouraging direct interaction with the musicians and provides access, involvement and active participation with music.

As well as public concerts, The Regional Tour’s community engagement includes school and community workshops and presentations.