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Two ancient cultures coalesce
June 28th, 2008

This is an aboriginal interpretation of Zorba The Greek. This performance always lifts my spirits. I am always happy to see anyone enjoying life and not taking themsleves too seriously. As the description on the YouTube page explains…

Frank Djirrimbilpilwuy from Milingimbi has been in the Indigenous Media Industry for many years and has been a long-standing member and supporter of the Top End Aboriginal Bush Broadcasting Association, TEABBA Radio. He has worked Independently in Music and Film for many years also. As the man behind the camera and release of the video, Frank is also representing the dance group who call themselves “The Chooky Dancers”.

Frank has said that he filmed the footage at this years Ramingining Festival on the 30th September 2007 and knew it would be “something special” as soon as he saw the boys rehearsing. “The crowd went wild as you can see in the video, and the classic song Zorba the Greek has now become a hit overnight in the communities and now it seems, everywhere else too.”

4 Responses to “Two ancient cultures coalesce”

  1. Alec Couros Says:

    This is very cool John! Thanks for sharing!

  2. John Larkin Says:

    You are welcome Alec. I was heartened by your comment on Twitter about great things happening in your life every day. I am sure we can survive without a trip to the NECC.

  3. Alec Couros Says:

    Yea, I agree with you. However, now we just have to grin and bear the next week or so as that will be all we hear about on Twitter. :-)

    I hope all is well with you on your side of the world.


  4. John Larkin Says:

    Thanks Alec. All is fine over here however I am due for a change. There is an itch in my brain and I need to scratch it. Need a shift in my environment. It has been nearly five years since our last move.
    Cheers, John