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The Long Walk

Engineers Lawn Alexandra Gardens, 3 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne

Michael Long and The Long Walk returns to Melbourne's Alexandra Gardens. The cultural First Nations festival features live entertainment by some of Australia’s leading Indigenous artists, free sports and art activations, face painting, and more.

The event concludes at 5:30pm with the iconic Walk to the G, as part of the traditional Dreamtime match between Essendon and Richmond.

1200 Alexandra Gardens goes live with Dj Soju Gang 1230 Welcome to Country 1310 The Deans 1400 Dave Arden & Band 1450 Scotty Darlow & Band 1540 The Merindas & Band 1620 IOP Dance Crew 1700 Michael Long and event formalities 1730 Walk to the MCG

Presented by YIRRAMBOI Festival and Arts Centre Melbourne

A spiritual oasis for fringe dwellers, deep thinkers and love-seekers alike. Leave the world at the door and immerse yourself in this healing space celebrating music, love and life for one night only at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Kutjika is the sacred name of Maylene's late twin sister, Marjorie, given by their Uncle Kuku Yalanji Elder, Edgar 'Man' Harris. This performance is a tribute to the depth of healing and grief where Sorry Business turns into healing business. Through a thought-provoking collection of live music, share in the sounds of Maylene Yinarr and leading First Nations musicians including Wemba Wemba rapper Philly, and Winner of the Victorian Age Music Awards for Best Indigenous Act, Melbourne R&B Motown band The Deans of Soul.

This event has been designed as a culturally safe space for the whole family, complete with breakout spaces for connecting with a First Nations medium, tarot card reading and meditation by Lulu's Place of Love & Light, yarning with an Elder or listening to a children’s story read by local favourites.

In partnership with Mindful Mob, an online platform exploring philosophy, spirituality and mindfulness, this event is also home to The Mindful Mob Healing Markets – a marketplace showcasing local First Nations makers including Deadly Mob Services, Gomeroi spiritual healer Lee Couch, Gunai Kurnai healer Stevie Thorpe, Creed Custom Designs by Pitta Pitta and Gungari woman Minelle Creed and many more.

Join us under Kutjika, the Evening Star, as we listen, yarn and heal through the power of love and the gift of music.

Doors: 2pm Performance: 3pm - 4.30pm Marketplace: 2pm - 5.30pm

The lake precinct will once again come to life for a two-night celebration, featuring mesmerising lighting installations and experiences, a glowing line-up of music performers, flavour-punching food trucks, roving and illuminated performances, and a striking laser light show running hourly throughout the two nights.

Laser light show every hour: 7pm, 8pm, 9pm and 10pm.

Roving and illuminated entertainment. Pathway lighting experience and art installations along Victoria Park Lake.

Silent Disco occurring throughout the evening, with sign-up times at 6pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

Music Line-up 6pm — DJ River gets the party started on the Orchard Hill stage 6.15pm — Madi Coville Walker 7.15pm — The Deans of Soul (first set) 8.15pm — Mama Mariachi 9.15pm — The Deans of Soul (second set)

The Blak Stage

The Retreat Hotel, Sydney Road, Brunsiwck

The Deans Of Soul combine soul, funk and old school R & B influences to create a modern Melbourne soul sound, with velvet smooth vocals, sweet harmonies, soaring heartbreak guitar, deep Motown bass grooves and hip-shaking rhythms.

Blak Stage is the long running premier open mic night ran by and for First Nations people’s to showcase and share their stories and Songlines.

We invite all mob, emerging & established, to come down and take the stage to share: sing, dance, poetry, comedy… everything!

All allies are invited to meet up, grab a meal and tune in to our local and visiting first nations storytellers.

It’s Free Entry and FAMILY FRIENDLY.

Presented by Deadly Events

Pirritu The Finale

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Wesley Anne, 250 High Street , Northcote

Pirritu's new album, ‘Fire When The Sun Goes Down’, presents classic folk storytelling elements connecting the songman's personal journey of self-discovery to country and culture. A true folk ensemble brings an immersive sound that underscores the strong visual narrative offered through Pirritu's songs. His songlines are informed by the work outside of music that Pirritu undertakes, which is contributing to preserving the ancient language of his people and gaining deeper understanding of their stories and traditions.

In his second full-length release, Pirritu builds on his debut album with songs of introspection and self-love presented through the lens of what he holds important in life: connections, understanding of one’s culture, and, acceptance. “Fire When The Sun Goes Down” is a warm embrace generously extended from the songwriter to his listeners in an effort to guide them through to a destination of empathy, of collective compassion. The sophomore album sees Pirritu come further into himself as a storyteller and healer through song, an ancient tradition that he proudly accepts the role of.

Join us on Saturday, 29 April at the Wesley Anne to experience the narrative vibrancy of Pirritu's full folk band. Supported on the night by songstress Maylene Yinarr and The Deans of Soul.

Immerse yourself in the stage line up for Saturday night at Converge on the Goulburn. Headlined by Kutcha Edwards, and supported by The Deans of Soul, Madi Colville Walker Music, YungKily, Greater Shepparton Nepalese Community, Tongan Dance Group, Ree Peric, Island Zumba, DJ Retep, Malayalee Dance Group & Bollywood Dance and Galnya Winyarr Dancers. Stay tuned for Friday’s line up From the wings of a darkened stage drifts the evocative, slightly haunting sound of clapsticks. A stoically paced figure slowly emerges singing in his traditional language. This intriguing introduction heralds a performance by renowned Aboriginal singer/songwriter and proud Mutti Mutti man Kutcha Edwards. Multi-award winner Kutcha uses his mesmeric music to create connections across cultures, generations, and spaces. His charismatic stage presentations deepen our understanding of Australia’s first people. As a respected elder and survivor from the Stolen Generations, a Kutcha Edwards live experience takes you on a journey with stories from his life, that segue so eloquently into each song choice lifting your spirit. At the heart of it Kutcha’s music is pure soul. His latest album ‘Circling Time’ is magnetic. The album is ‘a profound and a timely reminder of the incredible depth and talent of one of the most inspiring voices within the country’. Forte Magazine Circling Time is a magnificent, life-affirming triumph, and Kutcha is quite possibly the finest contemporary singer of his generation.”. Rhythms Magazine A cultural feast for the senses Come experience for yourself Greater Shepparton City Council presents Converge on the Goulburn Part of the 2023 Shepparton Festival 🔗


The Deans Of Soul

Handle Bar, Bendigo

Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival


The Deans Of Soul

Bull Street, Bendigo

Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival


The Deans Of Soul

Rifle Hotel Bendigo

Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival


Shepp Got Soul

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The Vault, 168R Maude St, Shepparton

The Deans of Soul and our good friends The Offtopic's, will be entertaining the fine folk of Shepparton and surrounds, to a night of some fine original soul tunes, that will take you back to your youth and have you up dancing the night away. Doors open at 7pm, with a $15 cover charge and limited tickets available on the night at the door.

The Deans Of Soul Album Launch

The Gasometer , 484 Smith St, Collingwood

The Deans of Soul Winner of the 2014 Victorian Age Music Awards for Best Indigenous Act. The Deans formerly known as The Grenadines, nominated for “Band of the Year” in the prestigious Deadly Awards in 2007.

The Deans are the sound of modern, original Melbourne Soul.With velvet smooth vocals, sweet harmonies, soaring heartbreak guitar, deep Motown bass grooves and hip-shaking rhythms, they merge old school soul, funk, R & B and reggae influences to create songs of emotion and of the heart.

The Deans are releasing their 5th album “Equal” and to help celebrate this release, they’ve invited close friends Teacup Rhino and The Sophie Louise quartet featuring Motley and Ninah Nicoleto warm things up!

Entry is $10.

Photo by Michelle Grace Hunder