Boonu Boonu Festival
Held annually the first weekend in July
Waralungku Arts has been involved in assisting in organising and participating in previous Boonu Boonu Festivals since its beginnings in 2005. Waralungku Arts has worked with the Language Centre and Womens Safe House each year on the festival.
The festival is a celebration of indigenous culture from our community and surrounding regions.
At its core are dancers from the Mara, Yanula, Garrawa and Gudangie language groups. The dance program is one of cultural exchange and this is further developed by invitations to surrounding communities such as Mornington Island, Tennant Creek, Numbulwar, Ngkurr, also invitations previously included overseas groups such as Maorie Dancers and singers.
The festival program, structure and content is determined by a cross section of the indigenous organisations and cultural groups and is supported across the broader community.
The peoples based cultural and traditional dance event along with other contemporary cultural activities of Boonu Boonu showcases the strong cultural identity of this region
It brings communities together to celebrate culture and assist/encourage younger people to participate and maintain this traditional cultural strength
During the festival we will continue to work with Wijnanjakarri Music Tennant Creek to deliver ongoing training in recording with local young musician/production team at dance and music events for festival. Create DVD and CD's for sale to community and for archive and promotional purposes.