Tura acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and create. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. With solidarity and friendship we say thank you.
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The Kimberley Indonesia Project
The Kimberley Indonesia Project, funded by the Australia Indonesia Institute, fosters collaboration between Kimberley Aboriginal musicians and Indonesian music practitioners and academics to build a strong foundation for long-term cultural exchange programs between Indonesian and northern Australian artists.
As well as facilitating the creation of new music works and performances, the Kimberley Indonesia Project develops greater cultural understanding and supports the development of individual and institutional relationships that ensures the work from this project will continue to grow across time and regions.
In November 2018, Indonesian composer and ethnomusicologist Ubiet/Nyak Ina Raseuki and Tura AD Tos Mahoney travelled to Broome and communities of the Dampier Peninsula collaborating with Aboriginal musicians finding points of connection.
A group of Kimberley artists travelled to Jakarta and Yogyakarta, presenting their own work and collaborating with an ever-expanding group of Indonesian composers and musicians.