In Aboriginal tradition, it is believed that uttering the name or viewing an image of a person no longer living will recall and disturb the spirit. Yet it is the spirit—of the people, the land, the history and the traditions—that infuses dirtsong, an unforgettable and powerful multimedia journey through Australia’s cultural heartland. Set against a stunning backdrop of moving images and language, 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.
Jackson Hall | 7PM
Speakers: Members of Black Arm Band in conversation with Jeremy Ganter, Associate Executive Director and Director of Programming, Mondavi Center, UC Davis
An uplifting experience that says more about black and white solidarity than a million parliamentary speeches.
—The West Australian