Workshops | desertharmonyfest
65 Staunton St, Tennant Ck, NT
08 8962 2799
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The Desert Harmony Festival is an annual multi-day arts and cultural community festival, held at Tennant Creek in the NT. The festival features music, visual arts, theatre, music, food, cultural activities, sculpture, film and dance from the Barkly Region as well as artists from across Australia. Events are a mix of traditional, contemporary, cultural, indigenous, non-indigenous, youth and adult presentations.​

 

WORKSHOPS

 

HIP HOP WORKSHOP

Join international b*boy artists to learn skills in breaking. This workshop is an introduction to hip hop culture and the basics of break dancing.

Come develop specific hip hop skills with a focus on foot work, freezes and power moves. A fun, simple offering suitable for varying experience levels culminating in the collective performance or a simple short routine. 

Sorry, this workshop is FULL.

DRUMMING WORKSHOP


The drum is a musical instrument, the rhythm the language. The drum workshops teach traditional rhythms, showing students how different rhythmic parts and solo patterns fit together. Workshops teach technique, build stamina and develop repertoire. Principal teachers are very experienced in teaching Westerners of all different levels.

 

Facilitators Mbackeh Darboe

Length 1 hour beginner 
Suitable for advanced to beginners and school children, drums provided

 

Date: Sunday 4th August

Where: Desert Harmony Festival

Time: 12:45 - 1:45pm,

Cost: FREE WITH PAID FESTIVAL TICKET

events@barklyarts.com.au​

 

YOUTH DJ WORKSHOP

 

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Through the DJ/Mentoring workshops, we teach skills, provide individual support, career pathway opportunity, outreach and assist young people who are at-risk and marginalised, to develop to their full potential.  We provide a structured and trusting relationship that brings young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement. 

Facilitators:  Charles Mbouti

Date: Sunday 4th August

Where: Desert Harmony Festival 

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm,

Cost: FREE WITH PAID FESTIVAL TICKET

 

 

Bush Tucker talks: 

Join the Barkly Rangers and have a taste of the seasonal bush tucker and learn what's what and how they can be used for bush medicine.

 

Facilitators:  Central Land Council Rangers

Date: Sunday 4th August

Where: Desert Harmony Festival 

Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm,

Cost: FREE WITH PAID FESTIVAL TICKET

Story of the Boomerang: 

Join the men from the Barkly as they show you traditional artefacts, and share the meaning of the Boomerang.

 

 

Barkly Community Artist Markets: 

Come meet the artists of the Barkly Region who work all year round to create wonderful pieces of indigenous art. Learn the stories and meaning behind the paintings from the artists and pick up a delightful collection of precious art for you or your family and friends who miss out on this amazing experience.  11am - 4pm Sunday 4th August in the Pavillion

 

Films: 

View a bunch of creative short films created in our own backyard in the Northern Territory.

If you need to relax, check out the Mums & Bubs relaxation tent