Torres Strait Islander Dancers at Townsville Festival (1)

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Description Torres Strait islander boys, students from Djarragun College, an indigenous school near Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia, march onto the stage during the Townsville Cultural Fest. They perform the "Paddle Dance" from Boigu Island (just south of Papua New Guinea), in the far north of the Torres Strait; the song, "Kutau Gutha Thia", is about a canoe, that drifted away and was later found. The boys depict paddling a canoe and dealing with the currents.

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