Join us at this year’s Pachamama Festival to uncover stories and knowledge of the night sky. Enjoy live music, film screenings, dance performances, workshops and a yarn circle with local Indigenous Elders.
Opening night will celebrate a fusion of Latin American and Australian rhythms, headlined by the Maroubra Caves Crew. The group features Pamela Rodriguez (Teyuna Collective), Feña Coloma (Teyuna Collective) and Carlos Arango (Cumbiamuffin), supported by dance performances and video projections.
The festival continues all day Saturday, celebrating the night sky through:
- a free yarn session with local Indigenous Elders sharing their stories.
- film screenings from Latin America to Australia, including Warwick Thornton’s film ‘We Don’t Need a Map’ exploring the cultural significance of the Southern Cross for Australia’s First People and ‘Witness’, which follows a young Argentinian’s journey exploring his alien encounter experience with astrophysicists and Guarani Indigenous Elders
- chocolate making workshops using Brazilian family recipes sustainable basket weaving and deep ecology teachings with renowned environmental activist, John Seed.
- Pachamama street market stalls with food and fair trade products.
This project was supported by funding from Inner West Council for Open Inner West 2018, 10 days celebrating culture and diversity.