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Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival

Yirramboi returns in 2019 with a stack of events celebrating the creativity and spirit of Australia's First Peoples

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“Yirramboi means ‘tomorrow’ in the shared local languages of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung peoples, and the program is all about what’s next,” says Yirramboi creative director Caroline Martin. “While the cultures belong to First Peoples, it is our shared history, and our chance to create the vision for the future.”

At its heart Yirramboi is a celebration of the first nations people of Australia, the longest living continuous culture in the world. Over ten days the festival takes over Melbourne with nearly 100 events spanning music, dance, theatre, film, fashion, talks and exhibitions across 25 venues.

Not sure where to begin? Here are six events to look out for during Yirramboi 2019.

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