Music and culture mix


A member of the Ede minority group who will play among fellow elders as part of The Myth of Gong and Drum.
A member of the Ede minority group who will play among fellow elders as part of The Myth of Gong and Drum.

Performers from the Central Highlands of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, New York and Sydney will take to the stage as part of The Myth of Gong and Drum– a one-time performance capturing cross cultural music and dance.

Collaborations include the Gong Ede Elders who play gongs as a sacred language to their gods, the Canning Community Choir assembled to learn to sing in Vietnamese and Japanese while Richard Walley and his Middar Dance Company will bring 50,000 years of Aboriginal culture to the stage.

The Taikoz Drummers, known around the world for their tightly choreographed movements and high speed rhythmic drumming will attend from Sydney with the Link Dancers of Perth, choreographed by modern dance pioneer and Douglas Dunn.

Since 2011, the Canning World Arts Exchange has featured international artists from China, India, Turkey and US and each year local indigenous artists participate and collaborate with international artists.

The community is invited to attend from 7pm, February 6 at the Shelley foreshore.