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More than 80 Northern Rivers singers and musicians will perform on June 30 at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall in a massive fundraiser to help settle refugee families in the region.

The concert is the signature event for Ballina Region for Refugees (BR4R) to mark Refugee Week in Australia. BR4R has already helped four refugee families settle locally and is about to welcome more.

The Finding Freedom Concert is under the creative direction of Janet Swain of Song Dynasty Music; she says her Big Voice Choirs from Brunswick Heads and Murwillumbah will combine for the first time on the night.

Topping it off will be the anthemic song, ‘Finding Freedom’, composed by Janet.

Big line-up

Janet says, ‘The line-up includes the fabulous The Material Girls from Bangalow, Elliott Orr and Zormiwasa African Drum Ensemble, as well as Bangoura Ke from Guinea’.

For tickets, visit events.humanitix.com/finding-freedom-a-benefit-concert.


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