Wominjeka In Concert
FCAC partners again with Maribyrnong City Council to bring the country’s most-loved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to the banks of the Maribyrnong River. A celebration of survival, sovereignty, spirituality and song, Wominjeka In Concert remains a celebrated event on the calendar of Melbourne’s west, opening FCAC’s annual program with the voices of the First Peoples.
TERRAIN 2017 will kick off the evening with Gawurra, Leah Flanagan, Benny Walker and Alice Skye at FCAC Riverside Lawn, closely followed by Wominjeka In Concert with Frank Yamma.
Full Wominjeka 2017 Festival Program HERE.
WHEN: Saturday 14 January, 4pm
VENUE: FCAC Riverside Lawn
ABOUT THE ARTIST: FRANK YAMMA
Frank Yamma’s star continues to rise as he traverses the globe with his unique and soulful artistry. His lyrics, sung in English and his native Pitjantjatjara language, will make your heart sing in whatever language you speak. Frank’s warm-hearted optimism transcends his life of struggle, and love songs for his family and his Country abound in a catalogue of original music dating back to his earliest performances at age six with his father, legendary Indigenous music star Isaac Yamma. It is this warm heart and his rich and deep tone that inspires audiences everywhere to stand up and listen, and to be moved often to tears and laughter, to stories of universal significance. Regarded by many as one of Australia’s most important Indigenous songwriters, Frank has been a hit on the international festival circuit playing regularly in Canada, Europe and the UK. His successful album releases Uncle and Countryman have been praised by critics the world over and he was awarded Best Independent Country Album at the 2015 Independent Music Awards.
Presented as part of Wominjeka Festival 2017 and FCAC’s Indigenous Cultural Program.
Image by Matt Day