Gala Awards Dinner opening act
Muggera (Mug-er-ah – meaning storm/thunder in Yugembeh dialect) founded by Darren Compton and Jacqui Cornforth, is a cultural and performance group who prides itself on its cultural knowledge and professional engagement with the community. The members of Muggera come from long lines of cultural leaders, song men, dancers and didgeridoo players with generations of respect for culture. Muggera have been performing and sharing their culture for many years and have continual guidance from their Elders. The group also receive ongoing support from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities to establish Muggera, share culture and set a new standard for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performance and engagement in Australia.
Muggera pays respects to the traditional custodians of the lands in which they perform. They acknowledge their Elders who have passed on their knowledge and have given Muggera permission to share elements of their culture with the wider community. Muggera also acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who support the group and their efforts to maintain and preserve their strong cultures. Muggera exists for, and on behalf of, their families near and far.