Black Arm Band
with text by Alexis Wright
First presented to sold out houses as part of the 2009 Melbourne Festival, dirtsong is a powerful musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland inspired by the words of Alexis Wright (Miles Franklin Award winner). Set against a stunning backdrop of moving imagery and text, the performance features unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages from some of the most extraordinary performers in the land, backed by an exciting ensemble of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians.
Dan Sultan, Emma Donovan, Lou Bennett, Shellie Morris, Trevor Jamieson, Stephen Pigram, Shane Howard, Djolpa McKenzie, Dewayne Everettsmith, Deline Briscoe and William Barton come together to honour the 20th anniversary of the High Court of Australia’s historic Mabo decision.
An unforgettable evening to inspire the heart and lift the spirit.
Introduced by Gail Mabo.
"Dirtsong was potent and all consuming... this is music to send shudders down your spine and bring tears to your eyes" - The Age
The Black Arm Band Company is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s funding and advisory body.
A reserve $60 ($55 concession)
B reserve $55 ($50 concession)
Priority Tickets available from Monday 25 June.
General Release 9am Thursday 28 June.
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