KARI is proud to announce a new partnership with Corporate Club Australia (CCA), a relationship which has grown over the past five years as a result of our ongoing involvement with the organisation. Among other things, CCA is the network which supports the Australia Day Program, which resulted in KARI playing an integral role in the 2017 celebrations.
KARI is leading the way as the first Indigenous organisation to participate in the Australia Day Program. In 2017 we have been recognised as the official Community Partner for Australia Day. We are proud to have played a significant role in the program this year.
The partnership kicked off at the 2017 Australia Day Lunch at the International Convention Centre (ICC) on 20th January, where the young people in our Vocal Identification Program (VIP) performed Raining on the Rock and the Australian Nation Anthem in Dharawal language and English – alongside superstar Guy Sebastian.
The group also made a huge impact on the 26th January at the WugulOra Morning Ceremony at Barangaroo, again singing the Australian National Anthem in Dharawal Language to a huge crowd on the foreshore.
The day was topped off by a performance at the Opera House singing Djapana in front of a crowd of thousands, which was televised live on Channel 10 to thousands more.
KARI CEO Paul Ralph says:
The partnership enables people and organisations to learn more about KARI and what we can achieve together for Aboriginal people, making this state and nation even greater.
We look forward to seeing the partnership flourish in the years to come. Watch this space!