by booking internationally renowned Australian Aboriginal musician, composer,
actor and entertainer, David Hudson, for the Friday Night Concert on October 13, 2017.
David has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world including Europe, Asia, Oceania and the USA as a solo artist with Greek composer, Yanni.
He is regarded as a leader with inspiration and innovation for his traditional instrument the didgeridoo, however he is also a highly accomplished guitarist,
as well as having learnt many other instruments along the way.
David has performed promoted and travelled with Tourism Bodies as part of their promotions throughout Queensland, Australia and the world and applauded for
his corporate and convention presentations all being part of his extensive career.
He is an accomplished inspirational guest speaker and delivers cultural workshops to many and varied audiences and organisations.
David was co-founder and choreographer of Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Kuranda-Cairns in 1987, returning and as General Manager from 2008-2012.
A recipient of an Honorary Tourism Ambassadors Award for Queensland and a Centenary Medal for services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs for
Reconciliation in Queensland, and most recently in 2014 recognised with an Honorary Doctorate from James Cook University, Cairns-Townsville acknowledging his
contribution to art, music and culture.
2015/16 has taken David to Turkey, Italy, France and the United Kingdom with private and public performances and he was recently back performing at The Tanks
David is married to Ariah Park girl, Cindy Judd, and David will be remembered as putting on two free Mayoral Drought Concerts in Ariah Park at the end of both 2002
and 2003, when many farmers were in the grip of drought and could not afford to go on holidays as there was no harvest.
's performance in the Ariah Park Memorial Hall at 8.00p.m. on Friday. October 13, 2017
as part of the 2017 Ariah Park Mary Gilmore Festival.
David Hudson will be joined by his good friend, Will Kepa, for the Friday Night Concert at Ariah Park on October 13, 2017.
Will Kepa is a Torres Strait Islander multi instrumentalist, audio engineer, and producer based in Cairns, Far North Queensland, and has been on the professional
music scene for the past decade.
His skills in the recording studio have kept Will very busy over the past few years, as a session musician, music director, audio engineer and producer.
Will has played on a countless number of albums, EPs, radio and TV commercials, film scores and documentaries, as a drummer, percussionist, bassist, guitarist,
pianist and backing vocalist, as well as writing and arranging music for a particular brief.
He has travelled and played with many well-known singers and musicians.
Will is a multi instrumentalist and will join David and Kirk Steel on stage for their performance in October. Most recently Will has moved to Canberra to continue to
formalise his music career by undertaking a Degree in Music.
He will travel over from Canberra to join us on Friday, 13th October 2017 at the Ariah Park Memorial Hall, and a feature of the Ariah Park Mary Gilmore Festival.
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