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Darebin FUSE Festival: Ganbu Gulin - Lore 2023.

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

What a way to start September and kick off the season of spring.

3KND was a proud partner with Darebin FUSE festival and was broadcasting live for Ganbu Gulin: Lore which invited all residents, old and new, to be welcomed onto Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country.

It was great to see community come together for music, culture and healing and a variety in the mindful mob markets.

Co-presented by FUSE and the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Ganbu Gulin: Lore invites all residents, old and new, to be officially welcomed onto Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country.

Ganbu Gulin, meaning “One Mob” in the Woi-Wurrung language, is an annual inclusive celebration where new citizens to Darebin are formally welcomed to Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Country with a Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony.

Ganbu Gulin: Lore includes a screening of Daniel King’s documentary, ‘Ganbu Gulin’, which tells the story of Darebin City Council’s decision to cease holding citizenship ceremonies on January 26. In 2019, the inaugural Ganbu Gulin was held, created in collaboration with the Wurundjeri Land Council and the Darebin Aboriginal Advisory Committee. The film explores how this inclusive annual program has evolved as a platform for Traditional owners to welcome new citizens in their own way.

This year’s event, Ganbu Gulin: Lore has been curated by FUSE Curator-In-Residence, Maylene Yinarr. Maylene is a Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri, Kuku Djungan and Gangalidda woman, artist and Director of Mindful Mob. Ganbu Gulin: Lore honours the lore, healing and songlines that thrive within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and communities today and continues celebrating this year’s NAIDOC theme ‘For Our Elders’, with a line-up of incredible First Nations talent and Eldership.

A Big thank you to all in attendance, the Darebin City Council and staff, the amazing staff and volunteers at the Darebin Arts Centre, food stalls and mindful mob markets.

Performances by:

Uncle Bill Nicholson Jnr Djirri Djirri Dancers Murrundaya Yepengna Dancers Timmy Commerford Maylene Yinarr Aunty Janice Bakes Uncle Robert Bundle Uncle Herb Patten The Deans of Soul


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