Blak Nite is now presented by Kurruru Youth Performing Arts. Visit their website to find out about what they have planned for the 2013 Blak Nite.
‘I am’ Blak Nite 2011
Almost 2000 people got their fix of music, dance, fashion, visual art and workshops at the hottest Indigenous youth art festival South Australia has to offer. Blak Nite is a biennial showcase of South Australia’s best emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth artists.
Held on 26 March 2011 as part of the Come Out Festival, and presented by Carclew and Kurruru Youth Performing Arts, Blak Nite featured more than 100 young performers from regional, remote and metropolitan areas.
Blak Nite was an all-star jam of traditional and contemporary music and performance, featuring Adelaide MC, producer and DJ Jimblah who launched his highly anticipated debut album. The line-up of talented artists also included Karnage and Darknis, Mimili Mob, Sunlight Band, Kurruru Choir, Rikina Inma Dancers, Riverland Dancers and many more.
Something for everyone, Blak Nite celebrated the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth arts and culture with a broad mixture of artistic offerings, workshops, activities for children and stalls selling a variety of wares and food.
Blak Nite is funded by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board of the Australia Council and Arts SA and is an alcohol and drug free event.
Banner image: performers on stage as part of Blak Nite – Photo taken by Ben Macmahon