The KARI Singers performed on top of the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
KARI’s relationship with Corporate Club Australia (CCA) continues to grow as the organisation again played an integral role in its 2018 Australia Day festivities, celebrating the world’s oldest surviving culture.
KARI continues to lead the way as the first and only Indigenous organisation to participate in the Australia Day Program as its official Community Partner. We are proud to have played a significant role in the program again in 2018.
The program commenced with the 2018 Australia Day Lunch at the ICC Sydney on 19th January. The lunch hosted 800 prominent representatives from business, government and community sectors who came together to acknowledge our achievements as a nation.
The KARI Singers took to the stage, opening the event with Djapana. They went on to perform the Australian National Anthem in Dharawal language and English alongside Australian singer Dami Im.
KARI CEO Casey Ralph addressed the crowd, speaking of the importance of the partnership and uniting as a nation to celebrate together before introducing NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
The singers gave another historic performance at this year’s Wugulora Indigenous Morning Ceremony, where they performed the Australian National Anthem in Dharawal language from the top of the southern pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Their performance aired live on Sky News and was broadcast live to the huge crowds on the foreshore at Barangaroo.
You can watch the performance here.
The KARI Singers completed the day by performing Djapana at the Australia Day Concert at the Sydney Opera House in front of thousands of people, which was also televised live on Channel 10 to thousands more.
You can watch the concert here.
On behalf of everyone at KARI, we thank the KARI Singers for their hard work, commitment and dedication they demonstrated in preparation and in the delivery of their performances. We are extremely proud of this talented group of young people and it has been a pleasure watching as they grow and flourish.
KARI CEO Casey Ralph said that the partnership enables people and organisations to learn more about KARI .
“Our partnership with CCA provides an excellent platform to showcase our youth and Aboriginal excellence to the wider community,” Ralph said. “It helps bring the nation together as one to celebrate and participate in our culture.”