NACCHO healthly kids good news: “Yamba” the award winning Aboriginal healthy living “musical” national tour dates

Yamba and Jacinta

Yamba’s Roadshow the Aboriginal healthly musical is going on tour again.

Deadly Award finalist for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in 2011 and 2012, the healthy living musical will be performed to early childhood audiences in the Queensland towns of Longreach, Blackall, Barcaldine and Winton.

Picture above:Yamba the Honeyant and best friend Jacinta Price

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The stageshow stars Yamba the Honeyant, the popular preschool character, and best friend Jacinta Price, both from the hit preschool television series Yamba’s Playtime.

 But the highlight of the tour will be a special visit to the Northern Territory’s Ti Tree school and a performance with Yamba’s friend, Milpa the Goanna, at Tennant Creek. Milpa and Yamba always encourage children to “wash their face whenever it’s dirty” to help eliminate trachoma.

 Yamba’s Playtime, the first indigenous themed preschool television program to be granted a P Classification is broadcast nationally on the Nine Network’s digital channel GO!

It has also been a finalist at the 2011 and 2012 Deadly Awards for Television Show of the Year.

Because of Yamba’s immense recognition amongst indigenous and non-indigenous children, it was decided to take the admired honeyant on the road to remote communities within producer Imparja Television’s footprint, to deliver many healthy living messages via a singing and dancing stageshow, Yamba’s Roadshow.

 Yamba’s Roadshow has been travelling extensively throughout the Northern Territory and Queensland since early 2011. The stage musical has certainly been making a mark in delivering these healthy living messages and word of this has been ‘spreading like wildfire’. The Spirit Festival in Adelaide featured the Roadshow performance this year, with both Yamba and Jacinta winning the hearts of many children and parents.

 The musical targets an early childhood audience.  The overall messages it presents are getting a good night’s sleep, drink water, clean faces mean strong eyes, blowing your nose, wash your hands, brushing your teeth, eating bush tucker, eat fruit and vegetables, eat a healthy breakfast, playing sport and exercise, visit the dentist and doctor.

 Yamba and Jacinta’s Roadshow album has been a great resource for schools, health clinics, childcare centres, kindergartens and parents all around Australia, particularly in the Northern Territory and Queensland. The album features the whole stageshow performance, including the roadshow’s hugely popular healthy living songs such as the Healthy Body Song and Ngapa Kapi.

Yamba and Jacinta are ANTastically excited about their tour and looking forward to singing and dancing with the children and sharing about ways to ‘stay healthy and strong’.

Yamba the Honeyant and best friend Jacinta Price

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Friday 26th April 9.30am      
Tennant Creek Primary School Hall  
Tennant Creek NT      
Monday 29th April 10am    
Longreach Civic and Cultural Centre  
Longreach QLD      
Wednesday 1st May 9.30am
Blackall Cultural Centre
Blackall QLD  Saturday 4th May 11.30am
Barcaldine Showgrounds    
Barcaldine QLD    
Wednesday 8th May 9.30am    
Winton Shire Hall      
Winton QLD      
Wednesday 24th April 11.30am  
Ti Tree School. Preschool, Transition, Year 1 Classes
Ti Tree NT