Darebin’s Multi-Arts festival, FUSE Digital, is set to keep art and music lovers entertained at home from Saturday 4 September. The festival will be delivered online for the second year and aims to unite a community in a time when distance is all too familiar.
The program is centred around issues important to the members of the Darebin community and promotes the work of artists through Melbourne’s extended lockdown and will feature the below highlights:
Kicking off the festival on Saturday 4 September is Ganbu Gulin, setting the tone for a festival centred around First Nations and culturally diverse storytelling. Beginning with a Welcome to Country and First Nations celebration held on the sacred lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people.
Ganbu Gulin (meaning one mob) will feature a live streamed performance by Pirritu (pictured right). Pirritu, a Ngiyampaa man and First Nations singer-songwriter known for his enticing music that brings audiences along with his personal journey. Posing an alternate celebration for January 26, Ganbu Gulin opens the FUSE program yearly and is a First Nations celebration urging the community to unite and celebrate as one mob.
The program also features a documentary, available online for the duration of the festival, telling the story of how Darebin’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee led the #changethedate campaign in Darebin.
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4-19 September 2021
Auslan Flyer available here.