Black Arm Band
Dirtsong, a musical journey through Aboriginal Australia
Performance Dates
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:30pm at Centennial Hall

“Never didactic or preachy, “dirtsong” was a purely celebratory experience of a vibrant, living and constantly evolving culture.”   – The Advertiser (Adelaide)

Black Arm Band is a powerful musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland.

Set against a stunning backdrop of moving imagery and text inspired by the words of Miles Franklin Award winner Alexis Wright, “dirtsong” is a large scale musical production to stir the soul. A collaborative performance of music, language, culture and identity, it features unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages by some of Australia’s most extraordinary musicians.

Drawn wholly from Aboriginal Australia, “dirtsong” mixes traditional approaches and contemporary songs, existing repertoire and newly commissioned music to conjure a sense of country as not only a geographical place, but as encounters, memories, obligations and nature.

This is one unforgettable performance that inspires the heart.