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Garma Festival


Garma Festival

  • Date: Friday, 7 August 2009 to Tuesday, 11 August 2009
  • Venue: Gulkula — Gove Peninsula, Nhulunbuy, NT
  • Tickets: Entry fee

Event Details

The didjeridu calls to all to come together, to learn from and listen to one another.

It is heard each August at Gulkula, near Nhulunbuy in north east Arnhem Land, as about 2,000 indigenous and non-indigenous Australians and international visitors gather for the annual Garma Festival. Garma is a Yolngu word that describes a ‘two-way learning process’. Yolngu culture is one of the oldest living cultures on earth, stretching back over 40,000 years, and the Garma Festival is a celebration of that Yolngu cultural inheritance.

Garma is regarded as Australia’s major indigenous cultural exchange event. It provides a unique opportunity to share knowledge and culture, by experiencing and being directly involved in a spectacular display of cultural practice and cross cultural learning, a unique line up of entertainment, education and real cultural interaction. In 2009, the key forum will focus on Creative Industries.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (08) 8941 2900

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