Former Cairns boy Dan Sultan returns north as the guest performer at a free major concert on Friday 16th August Cairns Festival  Buddhaat Fogarty Park, Cairns.

“CIAF Presents UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire concert” is the headline event of the 2013 CIAF Present program and is a free family-friendly concert.

DanSultan- photo credit-Ken Leanfore (2)Dan Sultan headlines a line-up of Far North Queensland’s best Indigenous bands, musicians and dancers, all under the guidance of award-winning Aboriginal comedian and fellow North Queenslander Sean Choolburra.

‘CIAF Presents UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire Concert’ celebrates the talent and diversity of emerging and established Indigenous musicians, performers and cultural practitioners from Far North Queensland.

Invited guests, Dan Sultan and Sean Choolburra will be supported by Far North Queensland musicians including Zennith Boyz, Djun Djun Jarra and Ivana Gibson. Traditional dancers, include the Yarrabah, and Zugubal Dancers- Badu Island. From 4pm onwards, there will be an abundance of Indigenous art and craft market stalls, selling arts and crafts at the event.

Former Cairns schoolboy, Dan Sultan, began his professional music career in 1996 and is known for his unique self-proclaimed style of country, soul, rock ‘n’ roll. Dan Sultan has won numerous musical awards and has performed alongside some of the biggest names in Australian music.

Sean ChoolburraSean Choolburra is a proud Aboriginal man, returning north to be the Master of Ceremonies for the concert. He is renowned for his comedic flair and incorporating his culture and people into his routines. A former Bangarra Dance Theatre performer, Sean also incorporates dance as part of his repertoire.

Now in its fifth year, Big Talk One Fire, is UMI Arts annual signature event.  Beginning as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural summit, Big Talk One Fire has developed into a major concert that showcases Indigenous musicians, performers and cultural practitioners from Far North Queensland.

UMI Arts is the peak Indigenous arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland, and is located at 335 Sheridan Street in Cairns.

CIAF Presents is an initiative of the Queensland Government delivered by Arts Queensland in partnership with the Cairns community.

To find out more about CIAF Presents and other program highlights occurring in Cairns over the three days in August, visit www.ciaf.com.au.

For more information about Big Talk One Fire Concert, contact UMI Arts on (07) 4041 6152 or admin@umiarts.com.au


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