On Sunday 24th March 2019, Yarra Junction will come alive with festive colour, sustainability initiatives, and multicultural performances, Ecotopia will bring the community together for another wonderful celebration of who we are and what we contribute to benefit our environment.
This year we will present the inaugural ‘The Valley’s Got Talent’- for information please contact email@example.com
There will be lots of environmentally friendly stalls, healthy and delicious food, kids activities and performances on stage all day, the area includes Bens Shed and Upper Yarra Museum. This FREE festival is generously sponsored by Yarra Ranges Council and Victorian Multicultural Commission. We are so grateful for our sponsorship enabling us to provide this entertainment and connection opportunity FREE.
We work together with Upper Yarra Museum, Bens Shed, and Belgravia Leisure Centre to bring you this fantastic community event.
2019 Performers Include:
Ganga Giri is a world renowned didgeridoo virtuoso and innovator of a fusion of the ancient instrument with electronic beats, that has taken the dance floors of the world by storm since the dawn of the 21st century.
Djirri Djirri Dance Group:
We are called the Djirri Djirri Dance Group, which is the Woi wurrung (Wurundjeri) name for Willy Wagtail. We named our group Djirri Djirri as it is a little black bird who is well known to dance all the time. We are the Wurundjeri Womens Dance Group.
A Whales Tale:
Sponsored by Yarra Ranges Council and DELWP to promote healthy waterways. This large washed up whale will share it’s tale with the children at Ecotopia in an amazing and entertaining event.
Kofi Kunkpe and Yarra Valley Drummers.
Kofi Kunkpe is an Ewe master drummer from the Volta Region of Ghana. He is passionate about the maintenance of traditional culture in helping to improve the lives of the people of Ghana. Kofi shares his skills with Yarra Valley Drummers.
from the Southern Italian dialect: to heal the heart
Sanacori is the performing troupe of the Melbourne school of Tarantella, showcasing dances and music from the South of Italy. Sanacori fuse together traditional and contemporary elements to their performances, taking the spectator for a journey into a rich culture often steroryped and misunderstood. The repertoire includes dances from Puglia, Calabria, Sicilia and Campania; enchanting songs of love, resistance, work chants and cheeky tunes! Sanacori are: Rosa Voto: voice, tamburello, whistle, dance Vincenzo de Simone: guitar and percussion, dance, Renato Vacirca: accordion, drums, percussion , dance.