It is now our third
indigenous dance festival
along with Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival and the Torres Strait
Cultural Festival on Thursday Island, and already on its first year,
2014, it was no worse in quality.
It is held in early
October, and it is yet to be decided whether the event
will be held every year or every second year.
As the name says it is
held in the Northern Peninsula Area, in its largest
More exactly at the Oval,
also called Yusia - Ginau Memorial Field.
plenty of room,
... and food and other stalls,
was just that in 2014
with the event too new
to even be known, there weren't that many people.
The best thing as always was the dancing, which was mostly on night
At the 2014 NPA Cultural Festival there were the Aboriginal dancing groups
... Lockhart River ...
... and New Mapoon.
There were also the Djakapurra Munyarryun and Albert David,
... and the Torres Strait Islander group Wabu Nan Geth
(Kauraregas from Umagico).
But the furtherest guests on the 2014 NPA Cultural Festival were the
Saibai Islander dancers,
... the people who travelled all the way from the second northernmost Torres
Strait Island, only eight kilomteres from the Papua New
Their songs and dances
were also different,
... and the way they dressed.
There were also a few other
activities including a fashion parade,
... and in the end of the last night were fireworks, which
were some of the better we have seen.
Below are the videos from the NPA Cultural Festival 2014:
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