22nd June 2019
Addison Road Picture House, Marrickville
Pachamama Festival teams up this year with Addi Road Street Food Markets to bring together International and Australian First Nations artists and storytellers to celebrate cultural connections to nature. The Pachamama Festival celebrates these connections in our community through film, music, yarns, food and crafts. This year the focus is on Indigenous languages.
Once again we’re part and supported by the Inner West Councils Open Inner West program with a unique line-up providing a platform for Indigenous languages to be heard and celebrated from Australia across the Pacific to Latin America and also connecting back with our African roots.
Yarn Circle: Language is Culture + Indigitube Screening
If you have never been to a Yarn before, now is the time. This year’s yarn will focus on the effects of colonisation on Australia’s First Peoples and their language, asking the question “what does the revitalisation of Indigenous languages look like?”. Plus special Indigitube screening.
Entry is by donation with proceeds going to Yarn Australia. Bookings essential.More Info + Register
Filmscreening | Ukamau y Ké/ That’s How It Is, And What!
Andino hip hop artist Abraham Bojórquez (Ukamau y Ké) shook Latin America with his socially and spiritually conscious lyrics sung in Aymara. In this surreal journey Ukamau y Ké comes back to life through records, files and dream visions.Buy Tickets
Pachamama Festival Fiesta: Indigenous Languages through Song
In collaboration with the Addison Road Street Food Markets , the Pachamama Festival Fiesta will get you up and dancing, with some unique and eclectic performances. We’ll start in Australia, home of the oldest and continuous living culture to welcome us and connect us to this land and place, we’ll then go on a musical journey to the Bolivian Andes to connect with Quechua language complemented by sounds played with traditional instruments such as Charango, Zampońas mixed with contemporary rhythms of guitar, from there we’ll go to the island of Cuba, known for salsa and son, but this time we’ll get you dancing to Yoruba religion and language, where rhythms and songs are linked with the spirits that provide welfare to the community and afro mandingue will also bring a unique fusion of rhythms from West Africa.
Entry is Free. Booking is essential.Line Up + Tickets
Stay connected with what is happening between Festivals
Follow our Pachamama Page where we will be sharing short films, music, news and event announcements in the vibe of the Pachamama Festival to keep the global creative space flowing throughout the year.
Join our Pachamama Group to be part of growing global community of artists, activists and change makers who want to support communities being displaced by Oil, Mining and Agro-business around the world.
The Pachamama Festival has been going since 2014 check out some of the beautiful highlights from the archives below!
Project Support and Acknowledgement
Pachamama acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land where we live, learn and meet, the Gadigal-Wangal people of the Eora Nation, and we pay our respects to Elders and present and emerging.
This event is part of the Open Inner West Festival, 10 days celebrating culture and diversity in the Inner West, and has been funded by @innerwestcouncil and the Addison Road Community Centre.