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Sat 2 Mar 2013, 8:00pm–10:30pm

Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Melbourne Street, South Brisbane, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Concession (Pensioners and Companion Card Holders): $65.00
  • Admission: $70.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: emarketing

Headlining Clancestry, Black Arm Band perform their most recent production, dirtsong, bringing together many of Australia's premier Aboriginal musicians with trusted musical mavericks from Melbourne and New York City's vibrant jazz scenes.

dirtsong is inspired by the words of Miles Franklin award-winning author Alexis Wright and is performed in 11 different traditional Aboriginal languages. Many of the pieces within dirtsong are structured as musical "conversations" between the collaborating artists reflecting on country, conjuring not only as a sense of geographical place but of memories, obligations, nature, encounters, and community.

Drawn from Aboriginal Australia, dirtsong mixes traditional approaches and contemporary songs, existing repertoire and newly commissioned music to create something entirely new.

The Black Arm Band:
Black Arm Band is a flexible ensemble of artists and a creative meeting place for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists and producers to develop, perform, promote and celebrate contemporary Australian Aboriginal music and to interrogate Australian culture. The company's repertoire includes murundak (2006) and Hidden Republic (2008), which have toured extensively in Australia and international and the two major international collaborations Seven Songs To Leave Behind (2010) and Notes From the Hard Road and Beyond (2011). dirtsong was first presented to sold out audiences at Melbourne Festival in 2009 and is the third major production of Black Arm Band.