The unique singer-songwriter from central Australia speaks five languages and sings in his native Pitjantjatjara and English.
“His music is deeply evocative and we are so excited that he is coming to Sacrededge,” said coordinator Kerrie Lingham.
The event, now into its third year, will feature upwards of 20 performers including Belfast-born poet and storyteller Padraig O’Tuama, host of Radio National’s The Spirit of Things, Rachael Kohn and Kurdish refugee Reza Yarahmadi.
“Arriving with no English, Reza now presents on 3CR Radio and is planning to do his Bachelor in Human Rights at Melbourne Uni next year. He is a story to inspire us,” said Reverand Lingham.
The Festival, hosted by Queenscliff’s Uniting Church, brings together the Indigenous, Asylum Seeker, Gay and Lesbian Community with people passionate about sustainability and mental health.
“This is our response to a sometimes harsh and fearful world. Rather than debate and argue about the issues and speak as though people from diverse backgrounds are concepts, we facilitate relationships,” Rev Lingham said.
The event runs from April 29 to May 1. Tickets are $139, if purchased before the end of March. ($159 after) and can be purchased online at www.unitingqueenscliff.org.au