Artists Buddy Knox (left) and Rohan Power entertain the crowd at the Aboriginal cultural day.
Artists Buddy Knox (left) and Rohan Power entertain the crowd at the Aboriginal cultural day.

Talents tune up for Peace Festival

ABORIGINAL community members were treated to a showcase of local talent as performers took to the stage with renowned singer Roger Knox at the weekend in preparation for next year's Peace Festival.

Knox was inspired by the Tamworth Aboriginal Cultural Showcase element of the Tamworth Country Music Festival and hopes to incorporate the cultural celebration into the local Peace Festival.

Mr Knox said the region was teeming with talent and the showcase was a means to make contact and hone the skills of local artists.

Event co-organiser Nicolette Dixon said Saturday's stage performances celebrated the Southern Downs Aboriginal Community.

Knox took to the stage with son Buddy, Reggie Little and Mop and the Dropouts at the Senior Citizens Hall.

Toe-tapper Pauline McGrady enjoyed the show with her grand-daughters and was impressed with the calibre of talent exposed throughout the day.

“It's been wonderful to see so many people get up on stage,” she said.

“We don't have a large Aboriginal population here so it's great for us to come together.”



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