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Balka Bitni - part of the Quandamooka Festival
Quandamooka Festival


Balka Bitni is an original poetry-theatre production directed by and featuring hip-hop artist /poet Sachem Parkin-Owens*. Special guests include American comedian and actor, Norm ‘Thump’ Nixon Jr., soulful singers Adrian Eagle and Georgia Corowa and a cast of amazing Quandamooka and local performers.

We witness the life journey of an Indigenous boy as he finds his way through disconnection from culture and land, the temptations of the material world, and his discovery of the true meaning of power and wealth.

We see how his choices affect the health of mother nature and his own family. Will he find the inner strength needed to help mother nature regenerate? Will he reconnect or disconnect from his roots?

*2017 Queensland Poetry Festival joint winner of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Indigenous Poetry Prize, Sachem is an Emerging Arts and Cultural Events Producer with the Quandamooka Festival under an Australia Council for the Arts’ Chosen sponsorship.

Performance Times:
Saturday 18 August, 2.30pm & 7pm  
RPAC Concert Hall
Matinee: 1 hour no interval; Evening: 1 hour and 30 minutes with a short interval after the Spoken Word opening
FREE event - no bookings required
Suit Children:
Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child
Booking Information:

FREE EVENT - No bookings required.

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre Box Office prior to the performance on the number or email below so that we can accommodate your needs.


FREE EVENT - no bookings required


Photo this page: Balka Gana 2016, Nikki Michail
Photo What's On page: Sachem Parkin-Owens