YANAYA spoken word workshop / performance

YANAYA Spoken word workshop with David Leha  and local artists

These workshops are aimed at providing opportunity to local artists using skills in spoken word. There is a focus on indigenous language, confidence and delivery. Whether you are a poet, spoken word artist or singer-songwriter, I hope to see you there and help you with your craft.

  • David Leha, (aka Radical Son)



Sunday 18 June 2017

Sunday 23 July 2017

Sunday 20 August 2017

Sunday 17 September 2017


Age: 12-18 years

Tutor: Lead facilitator David Leha (Radical Son)

Time: 10.00am – 12noon

Location: Packsaddle Studio @ NERAM

Presented by Beyond Empathy & New England Regional Art Museum

Explore rhyme, rhythm and language in these two hour free workshop with artist, songwriter and musician David Leha and a group of local artists. Mixing hip-hop, rap, language, music and poetry these workshops will give participants the opportunity to create new performance pieces.

David Leha is from the Kamilaroi nation of Australia and the South Pacific nation of Tonga. He performs regularly as Radical Son and released the album Cause ‘N Effect in 2014. He has worked with Opera Australia, Archie Roach and the Sydney Festival and regularly conducts workshops with Beyond Empathy, Community Prophets and the Jimmy Little Foundation.

Cost: Free workshop – all welcome

Register online to participate


Free Live Spoken Word performance

Time: 12noon – 1.00pm

Location: Packsaddle Studio @ NERAM

Parents, family and friends are invited to join with workshop participants for a series of short performances of spoken word, songs and poems created during the preceding workshop.

Cost: free performance – all welcome

Register online to attend


YANAYA (Returning) is an artist-led, music and language revitalisation/performance project that activates relationships between people, families and communities and embraces a deep analysis that language enables through music and song.  Through revitalizing family songs and composing new songs we will activate new stories and language.

Presented in partnership with Beyond Empathy





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