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A fest to open wide your heart and soul

By ANNA GEORGIA ROWSE MACKAY Despite my intimate, lifelong connection with Mparntwe - Alice Springs I've lived mostly elsewhere, and so 2021 was my first time...

Desert Festival: The CBD will be the stage

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Desert Festival 2018 season to be extended to October 13. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Craig Mathewson's Dusty Feet Dance Collective used Todd Mall locations for his 2013 festival production.

Canberra money for festivals all goes to Top End

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Nigel Scullion announces Commonwealth festivals funding: Top End $188,560. Central Australia nil. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

See UPDATE February 28.

 

In your face music

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The crowd was dressed in black but their mood was everything but at the weekend's Heavy Metal festival. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. See video. PHOTO: Southeast Desert Metal.

 

Jazz greats to play in Hermannsburg

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Hermannsburg is likely to be one of the venues for the "biggest jazz and blues festival in the world" featuring James Morrison (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

More money for Mbantua Festival: nothing on Minister's desk

"There is nothing on our desk, to seek approval or otherwise," says a spokesman for Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion, in response to apparent claims that the Mbantua Festival will get a further grant from the Aboriginal Benefits Account (ABA), beyond the $1.3m it has already received. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Jessica Mauboy, star of one of the Mbantua Festival's big-ticket events.

 

UPDATE 7:40am Friday, January 3:

A staffer for Senator Scullion has issued the following statement: "The Minister hasn’t yet received anything from the ABA for another grant. When he does (and we understand it won’t be far away) it will be given appropriate consideration. That’s all we can say for now until the Minister makes a determination."

Local Aboriginal business steps onto the big stage

Locals got a glimpse last night of the spectacle the Mbantua Festival will be presenting on October 9 to 13. The magic of the sun setting on the rocks by the Telegraph Station waterhole was the backdrop for dances (see video on FULL STORY page) by Arrente women and men, to the chants and boomerang clicks from a group of men sitting under a gum tree on the banks of the Todd. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTOS, top: The Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) Dance Group. Centre: Members of the Mpwereingke Anapipe dance troupe, Naree Riley, Ainslie Gorey, Miranda Doolan, Sheena Turner and Anya Riley.

Music, magic and messages at Festival Parade

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Music, magic and messages marked the street parade launching the
Alice Festival on Friday. The spectator crowd was small but those who
came saw people in great costumes, lively dancing, bare bellied
beauties, promoters of solar and opponents of nuclear power, lots of
smiling children including the famous Drum Atweme drummers, people from
all over the world who made Alice their home, and even a prancing
poodle.

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