Interactive African drumming, singing and dancing performance/workshop. This will be a joyful and uplifting event involving all students regardless of prior knowledge to participate. I will play melodic instruments which will include xylophones, harps, fiddle tubes, and various other African instruments to help us relax.

The participants will develop fun, creative interactive and self-expression skills in the workshop. We shall use music to try and  connect the  mind, body and spirit.

About Joseph

Joseph started performing at a young age  in Uganda. While in school he performed extensively and won many competitions. He was later a regular guest speaker on Ugandan radios presenting his knowledge  in the areas of Culture, linguistics and Music.

Since his arrival in Australia in 2002, he has performed extensively and he is been well received. He is performed in Universities, Business coporations, government Departments, City Councils, hospitals, schools, tafes, private events etc. His performances have included high profile performers like Annet Nandujja who he shared a stage with in Sydney.

A Network Engineer by profession. However, he went on to pursue his passion for Music and the Arts. He currently works with people with Mental Illness and Disabilities and he uses music to promote health and optimal wellness. A current student of Berklee School of music in the US and he also completed a course in strengthening Community Health from Havard University.

About World Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

World Indigenous Peoples Day (9 August) was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).

Join the UQ community in celebrating both the traditional and modern experiences of Indigenous cultures from around the world.

On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples.

UQLife is partnering with Student Associations, UQ South Pacific Islander Association and UQ African Students Association, along with community partners to bring you a program of performances, workshops and delicacies throughout the day.

Registrations are essential for all workshops and places are strictly limited.

Check out the full program

Great Court, St Lucia campus

Time Session
9.55am Official Opening and Welcome
10am

Marvi Sunga
Performance

10.30am

Workshops

  • Hair braiding - UQ African Students Association
  • Bracelet making - UQ African Students Association
  • Pare Ei (flower crowns) - UQ South Pacific Islander Association
  • Lei - UQ South Pacific Islander Association

Registrations essential.

11am

African Drumming Workshop
Interactive African drumming, singing and dancing performance/workshop

11.30am

Workshops

  • Hair braiding - UQ African Students Association
  • Bracelet making - UQ African Students Association
  • Pare Ei (flower crowns) - UQ South Pacific Islander Association
  • Lei - UQ South Pacific Islander Association

Registrations essential.

12pm

Cutlural Performance
UQ South Pacific Islander Association

12.30pm

Jazz and Afro Beat Performance
UQ African Students Association

12.30pm

Workshops

  • Hair braiding - UQ African Students Association
  • Bracelet making - UQ African Students Association
  • Pare Ei (flower crowns) - UQ South Pacific Islander Association
  • Lei - UQ South Pacific Islander Association

Registrations essential.

1pm

Performance
Sione Haunga

5.30-7.30pm

BOY
Film Screening

Registrations essential

Online program

Time Event Location
4pm

Mu'ooz Cooking Class
Saba Abraham

Live on Facebook
6pm

Hula Active Cultural Dance Class
Pacifit Fitness

Registrations essential

Online Class via Zoom

COVID Safe Events

All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times.

You may attend an event or activity at a UQ location providing:

  • Have not been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case and are required to quarantine
  • You are feeling weel and have not had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms within the last 24 hours.

Venue

St Lucia campus
Room: 
Great Court