Island Vibe festival would like to acknowedge and thank the local community of Minjerribah, the Traditional Custodians of the Quandamooka Area, and our national and international cultural guests, artists, dancers, musicians and volunteers for making our Cultural Community Program as deadly as it is.
This program has been evolving since the first Island Vibe (then Island Time) Festival, and continues with the support of the Minjerribah Moorgumpin Elders in Council, Saltwater Murris Art Gallery, Youthlink, and other local organisations and individuals on the island. It exists to engage, support and highlight local Indigenous people, culture, art, song & dance, and provide workshops and creative opportunities for kids, youth and adults from the island. It also provides cultural exchange opportunites for the local community, and festival punters, with Indigenous people from Australia, the Pacific, and beyond.
Previous highlights include: - performances from the local Yulu Burri Bah dance troupe, art displays, traditional craft and food stalls, weaving workshops, traditional Ta Moko (Maori tattoo) and healing, a showcase of local, emerging and independent musicians, the Artisan-Ship & Whale Dreaming Projects, a community lantern parade, special guests from Aotearoa (NZ) and New Caledonia, Grooyte Eylandt & central Australia, and memorable dance performances from Brisbane-based Maori kapa-haka troupe Te Roopo Tautoko, local childrens dance group Siva Mai, the Ngabanjah dancers from K’gari (Fraser Island), workshops, cultural exchanges, and more….
The program strives to create harmony among cultures by coming together on equal ground, in a positive environment, on a stunningly beautiful island – Minjerribah! Customary protocols, community consultation, participation, equal representation, cultural education, increased understanding and CELEBRATION are at the forefront of this evolving program.
A MESSAGE FROM THE LOCALS
“When you visit, please show respect for the whole environment - meaning our community, our land, and place of belonging. Remember Island Vibe is a family-friendly and drug-free event. If you drink alcohol, do so responsibly. Be a positive role model for our youth. Respect the environment and animals - drive slow, and keep it clean.”