Booin Gari was held on Tuesday, 5 April at Noosaville Lions Park, with a range of activities on land and water for the whole community to enjoy.
Booin Gari means Come This Way in Gubbi Gubbi language and is an opportunity to build positive relationships and share in local Indigenous culture. This is the ninth year the event has been hosted by United Synergies and continues to build momentum year on year.
The festival line-up includes performances by Australia’s best Indigenous Comedian Sean Choolburra, dynamic Torres Strait Islander Marcus Pedro and his Dance Kombat, The Floating Bridges and Yarwah – a band with a cutting edge contemporary sound born from ancient cultures and language.
The program also featured a range of guest presentations from local community artists and performers as well as workshops incorporating Indigenous art and culture. Mimburi Upper Mary Indigenous Corporation will be hosting a weaving circle and the Goombuckar Indigenous Cultural Bus will provide interactive storytelling and art activities throughout the day.