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A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

This Spring Equinox, Wahrla-Bal custodian Lewis Walker, with permission from the Bundjalung elders, invites all people to come and camp at Jabullam community beside the majestic Rocky River for the next Julinbah Yowarl or Rainbow Corroboree, for three days of sharing Dreamtime culture, sacred language, stories, songs, dances, lore, and much, much more.

Hosting and highlighting this event will be the local Warlah-Bal Djaunagun Dance Troupe who, through song, dance, and ceremony, act out events from the Dreamtime and bring it to life. They amaze and captivate all those who witness, and at times will encourage spectators to become participants, and take part in the dance.

There will be performances from other Indigenous artists, Dreamtime art on display, and opportunity to meet elders. Many musicians, some from the northern NSW region, and others from far and wide across the globe, continue to generously support this community fundraiser.

This year sees the return of Rainbow Corroboree stalwarts Fyah Walk and Murray Kyle, and joining them for the first time this equinox will be Deya Dova, Wild Marmalade, and Bunna Lawrie and the Whale Dreamers. Supporting these bands will be many more diverse acts that will provide for three days of great music and entertainment.

Other activities include kids’ spaces, mystery dingo tours, bush food and medicine walks, and workshops.

The Rainbow Chai Tent, Bunalbu Bush Cafe, One Mob Cafe, Happy People Chill, and other market stalls will provide some food and refreshments for sale.

Julinbah Yowarl takes place this spring equinox weekend from Friday to Sunday, near Tabulam, two and a half hours west from Byron Bay, just off the Bruxner Hwy, between Casino and Tenterfield.

Cost is $50 at the gate (with proceeds from this event going towards improvement and upgrading of the road into the site). Children under 15 are welcome free.

This is a drug- and alcohol-free event.

For more information see www.facebook.com/lewis.walker.545 or www.bunjalungdreaming.com. Phone: 02 6687 1706.


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