RHB to Feature Dance Troupe from Australia at ‘Iolani Palace Concert
On Friday, 10/26, the Royal Hawaiian Band will welcome the Jaran Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Company. They hail from the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and will be touring Hawai‘i as part of the Arthur Beetson Foundation Murri Queensland Tour.
The troupe’s performance features high-energy dances for all ages, providing an entertaining cultural experience. It is led by Artistic Director Graham Blanco, a Mununjali descendant who has been performing traditional dance for more than 25 years. It is one of the few troupes that are permitted to present sacred Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dances.
The Arthur Beetson Foundation Murri Queensland Tour also brings the Indigenous Rugby League team (who will be in attendance at Friday’s concert) to our islands for matches and cultural exchange. The tour, sponsored by the Arthur Beetson Foundation, also promotes Queensland’s indigenous tourism industry.
**Thanks to the MNonakaGallery for posting a video on Youtube of this concert.