All Pasts Lead to Now first concert artists revealed

Multicultural Arts Victoria and Riverlinks present All Pasts Lead to Now, a diverse concert series coming to Eastbank this February and March.

The concert series is a collaboration led by local artists from First Nations and multicultural backgrounds from Shepparton and Melbourne.

The first concert, on Friday 21 February at 6.30pm, will be hosted by artist Neil Morris, a Yorta Yorta yiyirr (man).

Other performers will include Yorta Yorta artists Lille Walker, Allara Briggs Pattison and Bricky B presenting a variety of music and spoken word.

Host Neil Morris says the concert series will create a space of sharing, which is rooted in the spirit of the Yorta Yorta people.

“The concert will contain Accapella Yorta Yorta language pieces, experimental Jazz and Blues, as well as Hip Hop.”

“To open the show we will also have a smoking ceremony and open All Pasts Lead to Now in a way that honours our Ancestors and Sacred Responsibilities. The concert is about the ancient sacredness of our Lores as Yorta Yorta peoples ultimately being upheld in the now through ceremony and song,” says Neil.

The free concerts are open to all who wish to experience the diverse stories, with each artist sharing their common story of migration to Greater Shepparton or their connection to the country through their Yorta Yorta roots.

This project is presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria and Riverlinks with support from Creative Victoria’s Regional Partnerships program.

For the full selection of shows on offer, visit www.riverlinksvenues.com.au/whats-on.