Dynamic acoustic singing duo Busby Marou will perform at the two-day free public Bumehla Festival at Broadwater Parklands, Southport, tomorrow (Fri, Feb 11) on the eve of the Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars event.
The duo, made up of Thomas Busby and Jeremy Marou, a proud Torres Strait Islander with a unique musical talent, have worked with Pete Murray and have been invited to perform at events such as the Australasian World Music Expo 2010 (AWME) and Caloundra Music Festival 2010 (Supporting Powderfinger) and Triple J TV concert showcase 2010, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney.
They recently won a Deadly Award for the "Most Promising Talent in Music" and a Q Song award for their song "Paint My Cup (Early 60’s)".
They will perform on the main stage tomorrow night at the free public festival being run by the NRL and Queensland Government.
The Bumehla festival also features headline act Dan Sultan and other talented Indigenous performers including Bangarra Dance Theatre, hip hop performer Brothablack and pop duo Microwave Jenny, culminating in a live telecast of the game on a giant screen.
Other festival entertainment includes the official jersey presentation of the Indigenous All Stars team as well as a Learn Earn Legend! Indigenous Employment Expo, One Community Junior League clinics, Indigenous art workshops, Bush tucker cooking demonstrations, dance workshops, Indigenous local yarns and stories, traditional food and craft, kids rides and activities.
The festival will be open to the public from 12pm–8.30pm on Friday and 11am–10pm on Saturday.