Card from Drum Drum


Card received from the Drum Drum cultural group included the gift of a ceramic pot following the very successful State visit to PNG by Chief Minister Shane Stone (15 to 18 December 1995) on the invitation of then Prime Minister The Right Honourable Julius Chan MP GCMG. The visit was largely confined to Port Moresby save for a day visit to a central province in Papua. Members of Drum Drum Group including many members of the Ingram Family were prominent in the NT Delegation. Drum Drum group members worked at the PNG University with staff and students for a week learning dance and music of the local people. The trip was funded and supported by a NT Government Grant. By all accounts this trip marked a significant turning point in the lives of Drum Drum members as it helped add to the foundation of their learning and knowledge enabling them to go onto become professional performers in groups that stemmed from this trip - Drum Drum and the foundation of Sunameke. Participants still perform drawing on the knowledge learnt during this time. Some links to their work: | | | www.sunameke.comSee Archive Images Official Visit to PNG by Chief Minister.

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