Featuring (in alphabetical order)
BOOX KID, BUMBY, DEEYA MITHADDA (DANCE SPIRIT), DOBBY, LYRICAL INSTINCT, MADI COLVILLE, MONICA KARO,
THE MERINDAS, THE STRUGGLING KINGS
Always was, always will be. This week ISOL-AID, in conjunction with THE CITY OF PORT PHILLIP, celebrates the very first footprints on this continent - those belonging to our First Nations peoples. Australia’s first explorers, navigators, engineers, farmers, botanists, scientists, diplomats, astronomers and artists. For this week’s edition of ISOL-AID and thanks to The City of Port Phillip, we are teaming up with CANDICE LORRAE (THE MERINDAS) to celebrate NAIDOC Week.
Candice Lorrae is an award winning Jawoyn and Torres Strait Islander Artist with 20 years experience in the music industry, working independently as a vocalist, mentor and music producer. This week, Candice has hand-picked some extraordinary artists as part NAIDOC week with this year’s theme being “Always Was, Always Will Be”. This theme recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
To begin the celebration, N’ARWEET DR CAROLYN BRIGGS AM will be conducting the Welcome To Country. N’ARWEET DR CAROLYN BRIGGS AM is a Boon Wurrung senior elder and the chairperson and founder of the Boon Wurrung Foundation. Her work has seen her involved in developing and supporting opportunities for Indigenous youth and Boon Wurrung culture for over 50 years. Carolyn was also awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019 for her significant service to the Indigenous community and she sees this national recognition as part of her role as an elder.