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.
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.
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.
‘… an uplifting experience that said more about black and white solidarity than a million parliamentary speeches.’ The West Australian
Enjoy Dirtsong on September 16 at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Our Burleigh Heads Holiday Apartments are just a few minutes away from The Arts Centre Gold Coast.
We offer a great selection of apartments. The spacious and comfortable two bedroom apartments feature fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, comfortable living/dining areas, cable TV, WiFi access (charges apply) and private balconies with ocean views. The apartments are suitable for a maximum of six guests.
Aside from our two bedroom apartments, we have complete guest facilities. Feel free to use our outdoor swimming pool and spa, indoor spa, gym, sauna, tennis courts, tour desk, car parking, vending machine and many more.
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