dirtsong by Black Arm Band

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Featuring text by Alexis Wright


Black Arm Band
music of the Australian Indigenous experience

An unforgettable performance to move the heart and lift the spirit, dirtsong is inspired by the words of Miles Franklin Award winner Alexis Wright.

A powerful musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland, dirtsong is set against a backdrop of stunning moving imagery and text, featuring unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages from some of the most extraordinary performers in the land.

Showcasing and celebrating the very best of Australian Aboriginal music, experience and identity, Black Arm Band is a collective of renowned Indigenous singers, musicians, performers and actors.

Emma Donovan
Deline Briscoe
Ursula Yovich
Trevor Jamieson
Mark Atkins

Paul Dempsey

Andrea Keller
Nigel Maclean
Julien Wilson
Michael Meagher
Greg Sheehan
Genevieve Lacey

Conception and Direction – Steven Richardson

Screen Visuals – Daybreak Films (Natasha Gadd, Rhys Graham)

Production Management / Sound – John O’Donnell

Original Text – Alexis Wright

Black Arm Band is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Black Arm Band is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.