Announcing South Australia’s Newest First Nations Music Event

TREATY, a new live music showcase of South Australia’s best emerging and established First Nations artists, is to be presented as a NAIDOC Week 2020 free community event at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute on Friday November 13th from 4pm – 10pm.

One week in advance of the event, TREATY has already sold out having reached it’s COVID19 restricted venue capacity. Indigitube, an online platform created by and for First Nations people, have officially partnered to live stream the event for free so that this important showcase of young indigenous talent can be viewed nationally.

NAIDOC Week runs from Sunday 8th to Sunday 15th November having been rescheduled due to COVID-19.

TREATY will be staged as a tentpole event of ‘Umbrella Festival Presents: GO LIVE’, a recently announced major marketing campaign facilitated by Music SA which aims to encourage audiences to safely attend South Australian live music events from September to December 31, 2020.

NAIDOC Week 2020 facilitates the perfect opportunity for the resurgence of indigenous communities to be united by Culture, Language, Song and Music. TREATY welcomes and encourages the participation of remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, whilst offering the opportunity for creative collaboration in metropolitan Adelaide. It is anticipated that TREATY will open performance pathways into in the SA music community and beyond.

Confirmed to perform live at TREATY are:
Rapidly rising NT rapper J-MILLA, hip hop groups Sonz of Serpent and DEM MOB, rapper RKM aka Rulla Kelly-Mansell, singer/songwriters Tilly Tjala Thomas, MRLN aka Marlon Motlop and Katie Aspel. MC duties will be jointly handled by J-MILLA and Natasha Wanganeen.

22-year-old Kokatha Ngukurr woman Ashleigh Darrie of Hindmarsh Valley, has been chosen as the winning artist for the design of the event poster. Her painting ‘We Stand In Distress’ was created with the mindset of the theme ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ and for proud Aboriginal people who continually stand up and fight for their rights.

“TREATY celebrates the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture through music. It’s a brand new event of its kind in South Australia and offers something for everyone to enjoy. Talented young indigenous people have the opportunity to experience an event in motion – from stage management right through to performing. We are also very proud to present TREATY at Tandanya, Australia’s only national Aboriginal cultural institute as a NAIDOC Week event,” said Music SA First Nations Industry Development Coordinator, Letisha Ackland.

Treaty is a collaboration between Music SA and Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, supported by Carclew.

It is a COVID safe and alcohol/drug free event.

Live Stream at https://www.indigitube.com.au/

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