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The Finale Concert- Desert Song Festival

15 September


The 2018 Desert Song Festival comes to an exciting climax with a Finalé Concert "Celebrating Global Musical Culture" featuring an impressive line-up of festival artists in a unique collaboration.

This final fanfare to our theme ' What a wonderful World', will feature musicians from 4 continents together with Western Arrentte and Pitjantjatjara voices in a musical celebration of exquisite artistic quality. Presenting a new work showcasing their collaboration with the Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir, Shubhendra Rao, Saskia Rao De Haas, Zuheb Khan, Basidi and Khalifa Kone, 'Q' and a clutch of Alice-based musicians.

Singers, musicians and audiences unite for the 2018 Desert Song Festival in celebration of cultural diversity and a showcase of artistic brilliance in Central Australia.

Ancient landscapes and iconic heritage venues in town, provide the staging. Through music and song, audiences will feel the 'connection to country' that the custodians of this land have.

Marking the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth, the 2018 festival honours this champion of justice and his contribution to our world and humanity. His story is deeply connected with the festival and its local choirs, 'Asante Sana' and the 'Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir'.

Venue: Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive, Araluen

Bookings are essential and can be made online here

Check out the full 2018 Desert Song Festival program of events here

Event Days and Times

15 September
7:00pm to 9:00pm


Adult- $40
Concession- $20
Child- $15
Family- $75


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 1800 645 199 or 08 8952 5800


Categories: Major Events

At Araluen Arts Centre, 61 Larapinta Drive, Araluen NT

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