Acknowledgement of Country


Bayadyinyang budyari Dharug yiyura Dharug Ngurra.
Bayady’u budyari Dharug Warunggadgu baranyiin barribugu.
Bayady’u budyari wagulgu yiyuragu Ngurra bimalgu Blacktown City. Flannel flowers dyurali bulbuwul.
Yanmannyang mudayi Dharug Ngurrawa. Walama ngyini budbud dali Dharug Ngurra Dharug yiyura baranyiin barribugu.


We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharug people, and their continued connection to Country.
We pay our respects to Elders from yesterday to tomorrow.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Blacktown City where the flannel flowers still grow proud and strong.
We will walk softly on this land and open our hearts to Country as the Dharug people have for tens of thousands of years.

The Western Sydney Jam Session

“Jam nights are where pure inspiration, improvisation and collaboration come together to create an infectious energy, with music being the common electrifying thread.” – Eric Fortaleza

Last year, Eric Fortaleza, recipient of the 2016 Performing Arts Residency at Blacktown Arts Centre, introduced The West Sessions with fellow local musician Dom Cabrera.

This lively jam night was an instant hit and provided an opportunity for musicians of all styles and abilities to unite in one location and share each other’s talents, energy and genuine passion for music.

This week, Eric returns with The Western Sydney Jam Session. Singers and musicians are invited to bring their instruments and play with house band, or just join us for a lively night of great music.

All ages, styles and musical abilities welcome.The Western Sydney Jam Session
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
7 pm – 8 pm
Blacktown Arts Centre

Connect with The Western Sydney Jam Session 

Facebook The Western Sydney Jam SessionThe West Sessions house band 2016, featuring Eric Fortaleza, Dom Cabrera, Seb Bartels and Glenn Lumanta.

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