Inspired by the words of Alexis Wright, winner of Australia’s prestigious Miles Franklin Award, Dirtsong takes audiences on a powerful musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland. This is a performance that will move the heart and lift the spirit.
Set against a backdrop of stunning moving images and text, Dirtsong features unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages by some of Australia’s most extraordinary performers, backed by an exciting ensemble of the country’s finest musicians.
In exploring the connections between people, language and land, Dirtsong draws a map of Australia in music – a map that charts the cultural and linguistic diversity of the country. Dirtsong does not simply reinforce or affirm cultures and traditions; it also actively creates them. Many of the songs featured in Dirtsong are new commissions.
Dirtsong features the talents of Black Arm Band, a collective of renowned Indigenous singers, musicians, performers and actors from across Australia, and is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the very best of contemporary Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, culture, experience and identity.
'… an uplifting experience that said more about black and white solidarity than a million parliamentary speeches.' The West Australian
Watch Dirtsong on September 16 at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Our Holiday Accommodation Gold Coast is just minutes away from The Arts Centre Gold Coast.
We also have one bedroom apartments which are suitable for three guests. Perfect for couples and small families, our one bedroom apartments have everything you will need to enjoy your holiday. Apartment amenities include a large balcony, lounge, bedroom, kitchen, cable TV, laundry facilities and more.
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