The Black Arm Band brings together many of Australia’s premiere Aboriginal musicians. They hail from across the country and represent diverse musical, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
“This is music to send shudders down your spine and bring tears to your eyes.”The Age (Australia)
Performed predominantly in Aboriginal languages, against a backdrop of evocative film imagery, dirtsong comprises a series of musical “conversations” in which the artists reflect on their country. The result is a deeply moving show that conjures not only a sense of geographical place, but encounters, memories, obligations, community and nature. Combining traditional music and newly commissioned songs inspired by the beloved indigenous author Alexis Wright (Carpentaria), dirtsong offers a conceptual and emotional map of Australia's heartland.
Participate in a Q&A with The Black Arm Band to discuss music as a healing medium and how their songs spread global awareness of a harrowing history, before their upcoming concert. February 21 at 6:30pm - RSVP here.
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The Black Arm Band: dirtsong is part of the Visions + Voices Global Performance Series highlighting international artists from a chosen locale. The series brings a global site into sharp focus with dance, circus, music, theater, film, and visual art.
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