- Fort Smith
- Yellowknife adults:$35
- Yellowknife seniors:$25
- Yellowknife youth:$25
- Outside YK adults:$25
- Outside YK seniors:$15
- Outside YK youth:$10
- Family Package:Adult $15 Youth $10
Born 1955 in South West Victoria, Australia, Shane Howard combines a deep understanding of poetic and musical folk traditions and captures something essential of the spirit of Australia in words and music. Nevertheless, his songs have a global reach and explore universal themes.
He performed with Joe Geia for Nelson Mandela’s Australian visit to Melbourne in 2000. He was a guest performer for the Australian reception to welcome Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu.
2012 marked the 30th anniversary of the release of the iconic song Solid Rock, the landmark song from the album Spirit of Place. Solid Rock is now an iconic Australian song that is still heard regularly on Australian radio. The song was the first commercial song to use a didgeridoo. Its powerful lyrics and music denounced the injustice that Aboriginal Australia had lived with, since colonization in 1788.
He has been recognized with as a Member of the Order of Australia and has been awarded a fellowship by the Music Fund of the Australia Council.
Indigenous musician Yirrmal Marika, a young Yolngu man from the northern territories of Australia is an aspiring songwriter and guitarist with a beautifully powerful voice, singing songs about his homeland and culture with feeling and depth beyond his years.
“We’re living in two worlds, learning in two worlds, carrying a message, a sharing of culture. We’re exploring new horizons with our sound, mixing western styles with our traditional song, adding a new dimension to music,” says Marika. “We aim to set an example for Indigenous youth, and to be strong, positive role models for the young generation.”
Marika will be sharing the stage with Shane Howard as he tours throughout the Northwest Territories.