Indian Ocean Territories Touring 2023
We deliver tours to Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands on behalf of the Australian Government, through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts.
Black Robin, image by Tony Allwright
Black Robin brings sounds of The Chatham Islands to the Indian Ocean Territories
Audiences across the Indian Ocean Territories are set to experience the raw beauty and cultural richness of The Chatham Islands through the music of Black Robin.
Hailing from a remote archipelago off New Zealand’s East Coast, Black Robin’s frontman Ajay Ataera, draws inspiration for his raw and often haunting sounds from the rugged landscapes and wild weather of his homeland.
Their unique blend of music fuses rock, blues, soul and reggae with indigenous sounds influenced by Ajay’s Moriori, Māori and Rarotongan culture.
A window into the world of the Chatham Islands, the music and stories offer a glimpse into a way of life there, both contemporary and traditionally, with lyrics often touching on themes of ancestral connections. The music is a testament to the power of community and the importance of cultural heritage.
Black Robin have graced the stage with many Australian and New Zealand music legends including Mental As Anything, Diesel, Sons of Zion and Tiki Taane.
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Black Robin Tour Dates
Friday 16 June, 11am – Christmas Island District High School
Sunday 18 June, 5:30pm – Christmas Island Cricket and Sporting Club
Enquiries: Arts and Culture Christmas Island – 0407 089 433 or via email
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Wednesday 21 June, 5pm – Scout Park, West Island
Saturday 24 June, 6:30pm – Foreshore at Pondok Indah, Home Island
Enquiries: Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands – 08 9162 6649 or via email
Workshop details to come
The Australian Government, through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts, provides funding to the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Regional Arts WA, Arts and Culture Christmas Island and the Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands to bring arts to the Indian Ocean Territories.