v style=”float:right;margin: 0 0 20px 20px; background:#eee;color:000; font-size:10px; width:270px; padding:5px; “>Two of the members of Last Kinection – Joel Wenitong and Naomi Wenitong – performed recently at the Wyong NSW Vibe 3on3®. Last Kinection, also including band member DJ Jaytee, will be performing at the Alice Springs Community Concert on Friday night.
The Vibe 3on3® in Alice Springs tomorrow promises to be an event not to be missed.
The National Indigenous 3on3 Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge – the Vibe 3on3® in Alice Springs on 29 July 2011 brings together a week of activities from school based workshops, to the Vibe 3on3® event and culminating in a free community concert.
“The songwriting workshops are already taking place in schools and I understand are a success. Our program for the week is aimed at working with local young people, and communities, to build stronger futures in the Northern Territory,” Executive Producer Gavin Jones says.
Aboriginal singer/songwriter Shellie Morris is running the workshops in schools this week, and the songs will be performed at the Community Concert on Friday evening.
Shellie joins a host of role models attending the Vibe 3on3® and the community concert, including Brothablack, Last Kinection and comedian Kevin Kropinyeri.
The Vibe 3on3® features a 3on3 basketball tournament, rapping and break dancing lessons, art workshops, a dance competition and a health expo, all accompanied by a backing track of the latest RnB, hip hop and Indigenous music. Throughout all these activities, the take home messages are that healthy lifestyles lead to stronger futures and the main ways to build your future are to get a good education and stay away from drugs and alcohol.
Following the Vibe 3on3® event on Friday, the community is invited to the Community Concert at the Alice Springs Youth Hub from 6pm-9pm for a free BBQ dinner and community concert. Local band Catch the Fly will perform along with the Vibe 3on3® role models.
“We have received strong community support for the Vibe events in Alice Springs. Registrations for the Vibe 3on3® have been overwhelming and we have capacity teams participating on Friday. Our local sponsors, the local media, schools and local organisations and businesses have been incredible in their support,” Gavin says.
“We all want to see the young people of Alice Springs and surrounds not only enjoy themselves but have the opportunity to learn about staying strong and what that means, from saying no to drugs and alcohol and taking personal responsibility, to getting the most out of their education for the future.”
The Vibe 3on3® Alice Springs is brought to you by the Australian Government, Closing the Gap and is proudly supported by local sponsors, the Alice Springs Town Council, CAAMA Radio, Woolworths, the Youth Hub, and the Crowne Plaza Alice Springs. The Vibe 3on3® festivals would not be possible without our principle sponsor the Department of Health and Ageing through the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH),and Vibe Australia. We also thank our supporters the Koori Mail, the Jimmy Little Foundation, Deadly Sounds and Deadly Vibe.