Kimberley Indonesia Project

Kimberley Indonesia Project: Phase One

The Kimberley Indonesia Project
Phase One
20 – 27 November 2018

The Kimberley Indonesia Project – facilitating collaboration and sharing of knowledge between Kimberley and Indonesian musicians and academics.

Phase One of the project sees Indonesian ethnomusicologist/composer/performer Nyak Ina Raseuki (Ubiet) travelling with Tura Artistic Director Tos Mahoney to Broome and the communities on the Dampier Peninsula furthering existing, and developing new, collaborations with artists and organisations.

This project, funded by the Australian Indonesian Institute, will build a strong foundation for long-term cultural exchange programs between Indonesian and northern Australian artists.

Ubiet and Mahoney will be meeting and collaborating with musicians and artists in Broome including Stephen, Bart and Naomi Pigram as well as Baamba Albert & others. On the Peninsula traditional Bardi songman Bolo Angus will work with Ubiet, making links between that tradition and traditions of Indonesian people, about which Ubiet is an expert.

Ubiet will be meeting with members of Broome’s Indonesian, Malay and Philippine communities, as the longer-term project includes tying all of these cultural influences on Broome history into one project.

Ubiet’s work in the past five years has focused on community projects in remote communities in Indonesia and she remarks: “This is a wonderful opportunity for cross cultural sharing of knowledge and understanding with this leading to exciting new creative processes and outcomes.”

Read more about Ubiet

Read more about the Kimberley Indonesia Project

Whilst in Broome Ubiet (vocals) with Mahoney (flute) will perform as guests with

Stephen and Naomi Pigram at
Pigrams Live – Raindancin’
7.30pm Friday 23 November
Broome Convention Centre
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Young and Emerging local artists at
Mango Jammin
5.30pm Sunday 25 November
Goolarri Media, Gimme Club
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The Kimberley Indonesia Project is presented by Tura New Music and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.