aboriginal dance

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This service is not currently being coordinated by Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation

One Mob – Different Country


The One Mob Different Country is a program that has been operating out of the Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC) for approximately 12 years. The program allows low-security Indigenous prisoners who have demonstrated good behaviour to take part in performing traditional aboriginal dances at events for community, government and not for profit organisations. The dancers have been given permission from the Elders of the Beswick and Barunga communities to perform certain dances and songs from that region.

The name One Mob Different Country refers to the fact that the dancers themselves may come from different communities (different country) but they come together as a group to dance (as one mob). The dancers are not paid to perform. Instead the funds go to the Department of Correctional Services to support this enterprise program and others – for capacity building and creating a positive, sustainable future for those in the program.

Accompanied by live music of clap sticks and/or didgeridoo.

Kenbi Dancers from Belyuen

Traditional welcome dances of live singing and dancing by approximately four women and approximately four men, accompanied by live music of clap sticks and didgeridoo, usually by two men. The Belyuen community is across Port Darwin from the city of Darwin, on the eastern side of Cox Peninsula (128 km by road from Darwin).

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