Cosmic Wheel presents Bondi Dreaming, a fundraising event to celebrate Australia’s heritage and foster a deeper understanding and respect for the Aboriginal culture. We are aiming to showcase the beauty, wisdom and tastes of Aboriginal culture through traditional dance and music, talks, bush tucker food and tribal dance party.
The event will support the work of our selected charities – The Purple House (Western Desert Dialysis) and First Hand Solutions. We invite you to join us for this special night dedicated to celebrating Australia and promoting a message of unity, healing and reconciliation while we help support educational and health initiatives in Aboriginal communities.
Including performances, talks, food and music by:
Minning Minni Kaiwarrine (Night No More) - Cultural Aboriginal dance group from the Central Coast who will take us back to the dreaming, exploring connection to the land through traditional dance, ritual, song and storytelling.
Walangari Karntawarra - Australian Aboriginal elder and international award winning painter with colourful and spellbinding works telling the traditional Dreaming Stories of the world’s oldest living culture. Walangari’s work has been exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally. He uses his art as a means of cross-cultural communication and he is dedicated to improving the lot of his people. He will be speaking on the significance of his art plus will also be performing some of his original songs.
Dominic Wy Kanak - an elected Bondi Waverley Councillor since 1999, management committee member of the NSW Reconciliation Council , Vice President of NSW Local Government Aboriginal Network and Chairman of the Eastern Region Local Government Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Forum. His talk will be titled Practical ‘Dreaming’ – examining the purposes and responsibilities of connecting to ‘Dreaming’.
Josh Oshlack and The Rhythm Village will be offering a engaging and fun live drumming session and special prayer and meditation. Josh is a talented musician with a passion with use music to help others. He facilitates interactive drum circles and music workshops and plays many instruments including seven different types of dideridoos, gongs, singing bowls and drums.
DJ Marc ‘Kundalini’ has been a crowd-pleaser in the conscious festival scene for over 20 years. Equally renowned for his chillout and dance-floor sets, Kundalini draws from a broad sonic palette (including sacred, ambient, shamanic, dub, funky organic global grooves & trance) weaves an exotic tapestry with sensitivity & creativity, to take the audience on an uplifting journey, enriched by his live didgeridoo virtuosity. Get ready to burn up the dance floor to DJ Kundalini’s unique mix of live didgeridoo and electronic beats.
Fred’s Bush Tucker aims to foster a understanding and appreciation of Australian Indigenous culture through traditional bush foods, medicines and culture, with a vision to promote the acceptance of quality, authentic Australia Indigenous bush foods. They will be serving delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes made with authentic Indigenous ingredients.
This event is in support of the following charities
Purple House: An Aboriginal community controlled organisation which allows dialysis patients to stay on country while undergoing treatment and provides education to promote health by demystifying dialysis and renal disease in remote communities.
First Hand Solutions : An Aboriginal charity and social enterprise whose mission is to relieve suffering, disadvantage and poverty experience by Indigenous people and at risk youth through the areas of education, training and employment, cultural development and physical and psychological wellbeing.