North Queensland Regional Language Centre Blog

February 6th, 2014

The North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre (NQRACLC) is excited to announce the launch of their new website. The NQRACLC is the focal point for all Aboriginal languages represented by the Traditional Language Groups within the North Queensland region. Our organisation was established to help facilitate workshops, lessons, publications, and the revival of Aboriginal Languages in the regions that we cover. We hope this website will serve as a valuable resource and communication tool, helping us to fulfill our objectives. It has lots of information on our Board of Directors, Staff, publications, events and more. We hope to bring people together by allowing mutual understanding and friendship through language.

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February 6th, 2014

Named at the top of the Australian Financial Review’s Cultural Power list, Gurrumul Yunupingu has officially launched the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation.

Gurrumul Yunupingu is an internationally recognised singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who is a powerful role model for young Indigenous people. Adding to a long list of incredible career achievements, he has now fostered the development of a foundation that will continue supporting a legacy of Aboriginal knowledge, achievement and opportunity.

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January 13th, 2014

Story and photos by Mark Graham

There is a new music group that has been formed in Cairns called Sounds of AustraNesia. A choir and band if you like. This ensemble originally came about as the brain child of Will Kepa and Rubina Kimiia, who are both the co-founders. They have performed 3 shows in Cairns as part of the Cairns Festival, and also the album launch that happened at the Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns Far North Queensland back on June the 15th.

This project to bring so many talented artists together in to a group that shows the multi-cultural diversity that resides in Cairns. It was led by Will Kepa who has been involved with a number of other projects namely the Listen Up and Listen Up 2 projects, which bought emerging artists together from Cairns, Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands, and has produced to compilations, and also launched the careers of a number of FNQ’s Indigenous artists.

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