dirtsong

Black Arm Band

Featuring text by Alexis Wright
Black Arm Band Music of the Australian Indigenous experience

An unforgettable performance to move the heart and lift the spirit, dirtsong is inspired by the words of Miles Franklin Award winner Alexis Wright.

A powerful musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland. dirtsong is set against a backdrop of stunning moving imagery and text, featuring unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages from some of the most extraordinary performers in the land.

Showcasing and celebrating the very best of Australian Aboriginal music, experience and identity, Black Arm Band is a collective of renowned Indigenous singers, musicians, performers and actors.

Black Arm Band astounded Tasmania with its sold-out performances of Hidden Republic at Ten Days 2011. Now, this powerhouse company of Indigenous music and theatre return with dirtsong.

 

Original Text – Alexis Wright
Conception and Direction – Steven Richardson

…potent and all consuming…this is music to send shudders down your spine and bring tears to your eyes.
Liza Power – The Age

 

BLACK ARM BAND

Deline Briscoe
Emma Donovan
Mark Atkins
Trevor Jamieson
Ursula Yovich
Yirrmal
and guest artist Paul Dempsey (Something for Kate)

with

Andrea Keller – Piano
Genevieve Lacey – Recorder
Greg Sheehan – Percussion
Julien Wilson – Saxophone
Michael Meagher – Double Bass/Bass Guitar
Nigel Maclean – Violin

 

Presented by Black Arm Band

Black Arm Band is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body
Black Arm Band is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria

Aust Co mono     Arts Victoria logo

 Courtesy of Black Arm Band

dirtsong
lineup

Past

TICKETS

Launceston
Premium $79
B Reserve $59
B Reserve Concession $49
Hobart
Premium $79
A Reserve $69
B Reserve $59
B Reserve Concession $49

 

 

DURATION

1 hour 20 minutes (no interval)

PATRON ADVICE

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that audio and visual material included in this concert has been gathered from a range of sources and may contain voices of Indigenous people who have passed away and images of places that may cause sorrow

Black Arm Band CDs and merchandise available for sale from the venue foyers

ORIGIN

Australia

AUSTRALIA

DATES

Launceston

Albert Hall

WHEELCHAIR
Fri 27 Mar 2015, 7.30pm

Hobart

Federation Concert Hall

WHEELCHAIR
Sat 28 Mar 2015, 7.30pm

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