Young talent stars at sunset sessions

Sophia ConstantinePilbara News
The Roebourne Sunday sessions her shine a spotlight on the talent of local youth.
Camera IconThe Roebourne Sunday sessions her shine a spotlight on the talent of local youth. Credit: Picture: Chynna Campbell.

Youth and local musicians in Roebourne have been given a platform to produce fortnightly Sunday sessions at the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation’s open-air amphitheatre.

The sunset sessions, open to all music lovers and emerging and professional musicians, kicked off at the end of March and will run through until the end of May.

In the lead-up to the events, Australia’s leading arts and social company Big hART has provided workshops to help youth boost their skills in event management, catering, public speaking, musician management and MC work.

Young people have been given the responsibility of producing the sunset sessions, assisting with management, technical support, poster designs, catering and MC duties.

Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation chief executive Bruce Jorgensen said the event had received fantastic community support and feedback.

“The first event for the year was a true community intergenerational event, bringing local musicians, community and organisations of all ages together,” she said.

“It attracted 80 people, with 22 local Roebourne talent performing at the session, with young people hosting and young women playing a key role in hosting the event and performance.

“Set against the peaceful sunset atmosphere of the open-air amphitheatre of Roebourne’s Cultural Centre, people also enjoyed food prepared by local staff.”

The initiative has received the support ofYirramagardu Community Association, Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation, Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation, the Pilbara Development Commission and the City of Karratha.

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