|Barunga and Ngukurr – 2 big festival successes for 2012|
|Tuesday, 10 July 2012 05:47|
In its 27th year, the Barunga Sports and Cultural Festival remains a highly anticipated and celebrated Territory event offering up the region’s best in music, arts, culture and sport. Skinnyfish Music and Katherine Regional Arts joined forces, alongside Barunga festival community leaders and the festival organizing committee, to preserve the event this year as it verged on cancellation.
Kicking off on Friday 8th June with a Disco led by the Indigenous Hip Hop Group and supported by the Smith Family, the weekend was shaping up to be a colourful and energetic bevy of activity. Saturday featured an array of arts and cultural activities including traditional bungul, didgeridoo demonstrations, spear throwing, damper making and art displays, culminating in The Road Safety Song Competition and an evening of indigenous music performances including B2M, Blekbala Mujik, Warren H Williams, T-Lynx and Lonely Boys – to name a few!
The sport program highlighted the festival weekend with AFL football, basketball and softball, and Sunday’s football final encapsulated the spirit and enthusiasm of the community.
Yugul Mangi Festival, Ngukurr