Wonders down under – at the Park County libraries
Aussie performer, Paul Taylor will be at the Park County Public Library in Cody at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 6. “Wonders Down Under: Australian Stories and Music” is free and open to the public.
In Meeteetse, his performance will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 6 in the school cafeteria. His Powell show will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7.
Taylor will celebrate the culture of his homeland through story, song, dance and didgeridoo. He performs throughout the U.S. and Australia to all ages.
Yidumduma Bill Harney, custodian of the Wardaman culture in Australia’s Northern Territory, is Taylor’s mentor. Taylors returns to Australia annually to spend time with family and Harney. Taylor’s Wardaman name is “Jalala”.
Taylor directs Yubulyawan Dreaming Project which is committed to documenting and preserving the Wardaman Aboriginal culture.
Taylor performed in Cody with Bobby Bridger’s “Ballad of the West” at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center from 1990-93.
He is currently based in Laramie, Wyo. – the heart of America’s outback. Taylor’s performances highlight unique historical parallels of America’s West with Australia’s Outback.
Governor Matthew H. Mead selected Taylor as one of the recipients of the 2015 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Awards. He has served as an adjunct professor in the College of Education at the University of Wyoming and is currently a guest lecturer in Honors.
Taylor has produced four recordings “Cooee,” “Walkabout,” “Matilda and the Dreamtime” and “Doo Bee Doo.” “Cooee” has won six national awards including NAPPA Gold Award, Parent’s Choice Gold Award and Storytelling World. Taylor’s credits include: New Orleans Jazz Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Clearwater Revival Folk Festival, National Geographic, Festivale Internationale de Louisiane, Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, Exchange Place- National Storytelling Festival and Disney Music Center LA.
For more information visit paultaylor.ws.