Apology 2014: Heal our Past, Build our Future Together
The Healing Foundation was proud to present Heal Our Past, Build Our Future, Together – the 2014 Apology anniversary concert at the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl on the lands of the Kulin nation on 13 February.
The concert brought Indigenous and non-Indigenous performers together in a shared future for all Australians. The theme: Heal our Past, Build our Future, Together captures and continues the unifying and healing impact of the Apology. It was a great opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and the strength and continuing resilience of our Stolen Generations.
The much anticipated Anniversary concert was hosted by singer songwriter, actor and comedian Eddie Perfect and Aboriginal actor and star of the Sapphires, Miranda Tapsell.
“I’m incredibly proud to be involved in the Healing Foundation’s Apology concert. For me, the Apology constituted an important and symbolic step towards acknowledging Aboriginal identity, past wrongs and a commitment to working towards a unified future,” Perfect says.
A stellar line up of musicians performed at the Apology concert including Indigenous artists Christine Anu, Archie Roach, Frank Yamma, Jimblah, Thelma Plum, and Kutcha Edwards. They were joined by non-Indigenous performers including Tim Rogers from You Am I, Clare Bowditch, Hip Hop duo Horror Show, and Australian urban roots band Blue King Brown to bring Melbourne a night of unforgettable entertainment.
For Stolen Generations member and Human Rights Award winner Uncle Archie Roach it’s important the nation comes together on the anniversary of the 2008 Apology. “We are really planting the seeds for our children and our grandchildren. Music is a great medium and it impacts on people on different levels. It brings people together and that’s what the concert will do.”
For more info click here for the Apology Concert 2014 media kit.
For our latest Apology media release click here Young Healers share vision of unity.
For the full list of Apology micro grant recipients 2014 please click here.
The Healing Foundation acknowledges the Kulin Nation and pays our respects to your ancestors and Elders both past and present.