Wilfred Close and Roger Knox.
Wilfred Close and Roger Knox.

Knox to inspire local Aboriginals

WELL-known Aboriginal singer Roger Knox has been seen around town more frequently of late as he offers his services to the local Aboriginal community.

Inspired by the Tamworth Aboriginal Cultural Showcase which has been a successful part of the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the past three years, Roger hopes to encourage something similar in our community for the PeaceFestival 2011 program.

“Warwick and surrounds have a great resource of untapped artistic and musical talent,” Roger said.

“I encourage Aboriginal people to come to show people what they can do and what's in their heart. My main aim is to help young people realise the talent they have.”

This afternoon will see an Aboriginal community meeting and lunch where ideas for a Warwick Showcase will be shared over a light meal.

Great music will be provided by Roger, Buddy Knox, Reggie Little and Mop and the Dropouts.

“It should be a great afternoon,” Roger said.

“We will show some video footage of the Tamworth Showcase which we hope will inspire the many talented local performers, of all ages, to be part of a showcase on the Labour Day weekend next year.

“Workshops with professional Aboriginal musicians could also be part of the festival program.”

Mr Knox expressed his gratitude to the Regional Arts Development Fund who are supporting the development phase of this Showcase project.

Aboriginal Community members are encouraged to go along today from 1pm to 6pm at the Senior Citizens Hall, Albert Street, Warwick.

Inquiries to 0432315068.



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