Munaintyanangku, tunturri. (Always was, always will be)

Illuminate Adelaiderlu Kaurna Miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku tampinthi (Illuminate Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains)

Yaintya yartangka ngadlu tikanthi, kuma tirkanthi, kuma warpulayinthi. (These are the lands we live, learn and work on)

Ngadlurlu Purkarna pukinangku, yalarra, kuma tarrkarritya tampinthi. (We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging)

Translation provided, with thanks, by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi

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Iwiri Choir welcome - Music and Art After Dark
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MAAD Welcome with Iwiri Choir

Iwiri Choir

31 July

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Sat 31 July, 5pm


Lion Arts Courtyard, Lion Arts Centre, courtyard


Wheelchair and pram accessible


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Iwiri is many things: it’s a choir, a community, and a bridge between Country and city. Formed in 2018, the group draws on the choral sounds that emerged in Ernabella in the 1940s, as Christian hymns met the language, culture and people of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands to create a stirring new tradition.

Bringing together Anangu (Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara people) who currently live on Kaurna Yerta (Adelaide, South Australia), today this member-led project embraces music and art to hold their community close — even when they’re far from home. The result is a moving celebration of song, language, community and togetherness.

About MAAD (Music & Art After Dark)

We save the biggest party for last, with a multi-venue celebration of art, music and ideas. For one night only, MAAD will take over your favourite venues, galleries and laneways in the northwest corner of the CBD. Featuring a closing DJ set from The Avalanches, live music, exhibitions, cinema and light installations, MAAD brings out the best in the west with a party to remember.