Why We Stand

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Neil Morris aka DRMNGNOW is a poet, musician, educator and First Nations community activist.

Presenting a short piece created specifically for FOJAM, Morris considers the longstanding connection between First Nations peoples and the Jewish people.

The connection dates back to Yorta Yorta man William Cooper stepping upon the German embassy in Melbourne in 1938, protesting against the treatment of the Jewish people. A not-to be missed evocative performance, will include instrumental accompaniment from other First Nations artists based on Kulin land. RRR’s Still Here cohost, DJ and producer, Paul Gorrie, a Gunai/Kurnai and Yorta Yorta man, will curate a playlist of contemporary music by First Nations artists.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Shir Madness Melbourne



This production is part of the following series:

Festival of Jewish Arts & Music

Formerly Shir Madness Melbourne, the inaugural Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM) takes over the Melbourne Recital Centre for a day-long celebration of music, performance, moving image, talks and storytelling.