Shepparton Festival’s Emerge at Twilight will take place at Victoria Park Lake on Saturday 21 March 2015 commencing from 4:00PM. Emerge at Twilight features many participants from the different cultural groups in Shepparton, and features the Yorta Yorta Dance Group Dangalla Dancers.
People of all ages and backgrounds are invited to come together, share stories and proudly celebrate their many and diverse cultures.
This huge celebration of Shepparton’s emerging, multicultural and indigenous cultures will feature two stages of music and dance, authentic cultural and culinary delights and interactive kids activities on the beautiful Victoria Park Lake.
Festivities will commence at 4pm with food, crafts and a drumming circle. When the Walk to Recognition joins the festival at 5pm a special Welcome to Country and Smoking from Shepparton’s local Indigenous community will open the celebrations.
Audiences will have the opportunity to join in the Big Sing led by acclaimed choral conductor, Jonathan Welch AM and featuring local choirs St.Paul’s Lutheran Church Choir (African gospel) and Oz Team Padamara (Indonesian).
The stage program will include local Yorta Yorta Dance Group Dungalla Dancers; Melbourne’s own Indigenous Skin Choir; new local talents AG Band (African dance and gospel music); The Robertsons (contemporary Pacific soul and funk) and Karim Ullah (Afghan traditional music); local African hip hop talent Young Ugees with Amy Newton Dance School; the spectacular Burundian Drummers and Shepparton’s local Burundian Dance Group; Sri Lankan pop talent Tharanga Sampath Aberwardana.
We welcome back Afghan Hazara pop singer Taqi Khan and will are excited to feature rootsy funk reggae tunes from Josh Owen and Jason Heerah (2014 X-Factor Top 6 and named ‘Best Singing Drummer in the World’).
** Bring a blanket to sit on as there is limited table seating.
** There will be no fireworks this year – be sure to watch out for the spectacular light celebration on the lake.
Presented in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria and Greater Shepparton City Council. Read more on Facebook: