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Date posted: 17 April 2013
Deadly Awards finalist for outstanding achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, Yamba the honeyant, will be taking his healthy messages on the road again when he and best friend Jacinta Price begin touring their hit stage musical Yamba's Roadshow in Queensland (Qld) and the Northern Territory (NT) next week.
Yamba's Roadshow transforms the popular children's television program, Yamba's Playtime, into a singing and dancing musical stage show. Aimed at preschool aged children, the show highlights the importance of healthy eating, exercise, and hygiene.
Yamba's Roadshow has been travelling extensively throughout the NT and Qld since early 2011. The musical has been making a mark in delivering healthy living messages and winning the hearts of many children and parents. A roadshow album has been released and has received excellent feedback as being a valuable resource for schools, health clinics, childcare centres, kindergartens, and parents all around Australia. The album features the whole stage show performance, including the roadshow's hugely popular healthy living songs, Healthy body song and Ngapa kapi.
The roadshow will begin next week in Tennant Creek, NT before travelling throughout central Qld. The tour will include a special visit to Ti Tree School in the NT, and a guest performer in Tennant Creek, Yamba's friend Milpa the Goanna. Milpa, the mascot for a trachoma elimination campaign in the NT, promotes messages of good hygiene such as encouraging children to 'wash their face whenever it's dirty'. For more information on performance dates see the link below.
Source: NACCHO Communique