Four Winds Bermagui - Music In Nature

Barragga Yangga: Many Songs

#firstnations // Suitable for all ages // Food truck & Drinks // Tickets will be released later in the year for this special event!

An immersive celebration of language and culture.

Presented in collaboration with Big Sing

Barragga Yangga is a celebration of the many different languages of our country through music and song.

The two-day event is set in the pristine landscape of Djiringanj Country on the Sapphire Coast within the Yuin Nation.

Barragga Yangga will present a First Nations lineup that will appeal to all ages and perspectives – including workshops, Sacred Country site-specific experiences, performances by choirs and an Elders dinner.

Images courtesy Big Sing. Credit: Amy Jean Harding: Eye of Light photography. © Big Sing Inc. Paintings: Cheryl Davison.


Tickets will be released later in the year for this special event!

Meet the Artists
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Cheryl Davison

Cheryl Davison is a Walbunja, Ngarigo woman. As a child she spent precious time sitting next to her grandfather in his old wooden boat on the shores of Wallaga Lake on the Far South Coast of New South Wales.

Cheryl’s grandmother was a Ngarigo woman from the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales. As a young child, Cheryl’s grandmother was stolen away from country and never had the chance to return home in her lifetime.

Growing up, Cheryl felt privileged to be around many of her Elders and the community, listening to stories of the Yuin people.

Cheryl has studied and taught visual arts, graphic arts and printmaking. It was these foundations that shaped her life and fostered the artist and storyteller that she has become, exhibiting nationally and internationally.

Cheryl is the First Nations Creative Director of Four Winds Concerts, and She also sits on the Gulaga National Park Board of Management that governs the direction of care for the Yuin people’s beloved and sacred mountain.

Cheryl is dedicated to her people, committed to healing the rifts caused by Australia’s devastating colonisation and steadfast in honouring her elders’ visions for her people and culture to be united, and strong — reasserting themselves in a world that is in desperate need of this ancient wisdom.

Big Sing

Big Sing Inc is proud and excited to partner with Four Winds for the Barragga Yangga project in October 2024. Big Sing Inc is a not-for-profit association and registered charity established with the aim to foster and support community singing events that provide opportunities for musical and cultural sharing. Big Sing Community events bring together First Nations and non-Indigenous people to share language, culture, story and the joy of singing.

Big Sing Community events are innovative, grassroots and local. Our events change the lives of participants – they are practical ‘reconciliation in action’.

“When we get together for the music, the singing, it’s like healing. That’s what I see.” – Gwen Inkamala, Big Sing participant from Ntaria, NT.

Big Sing Community began in 2010 with Big Sing in the Desert – a unique music camp launched by musical director Rachel Hore OAM. Singers from Central Desert communities – Utju (Areyonga), Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Kaltukatjara (Docker River), Mutitjulu, Titjikala, and Mparntwe (Alice Springs) – and non-Indigenous singers from across Australia, come together in the Eastern MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs to sing, share songs and culture. Tutors are Rachel Hore OAM and Morris Stuart AM, with members of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir supporting workshops and singing sessions.

Inspired by the success of Big Sing in the Desert, Big Sing Inc now support First Nations people to run similar events in their communities. Big Sing by the Sea (Forster, NSW), a wonderful weekend of choral singing in Forster, is a collaboration with Big Sing Inc, local Worimi and Birripai elders, local choir leader Sandra Kwa and Forster Neighbourhood Centre. Singing on Dyarubbin Shores (Hawkesbury River region, NSW) is a choral weekend in Richmond with local Darug musicians Stacy Jane Etal and Jacinta Tobin, with local choir leader Suze Pratten. New choirs have been created and collaborative projects initiated from connections made at these Big Sing Community events.

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About Four Winds

Four Winds is an extraordinary music destination located just 9mins from Bermagui, at the stunning Barragga Bay on the Sapphire Coast of NSW. Four Winds specialises in exceptional music experiences surrounded by nature, often blending classical form with First Nations voices, young emerging musicians and powerful multi-disciplinary storytelling. The purpose-built site is home to the 160 seat ‘Windsong Pavilion’, an acoustically pristine building custom designed for the finest listening experience. Alongside the Pavilion is the ‘Sound Shell’, an outdoor Amphitheatre used for larger scale festivals and events.

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