Black Arm Band: dirtsong

Wednesday 4th - Thursday 5th May

A powerful musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland inspired by the words of Indigenous Australian writer Alexis Wright.
Set against a backdrop of stunning moving imagery and text, the event mixes traditional and contemporary songs, existing repertoire and newly commissioned music, performed in 11 Indigenous Australian languages by members of the Black Arm Band.
Structured as musical ‘conversations’ between the collaborating artists, the pieces are accompanied by specially commissioned visuals filmed in different communities around Australia by Natasha Gadd & Rhys Graham (Daybreak Films).
Complementing dirtsong, Barbican Theatre presents The Shadow King by Malthouse Theatre, which also explores themes of land rights and cultural heritage.

Ticket info
£15-25 plus booking fee*

*£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person. Click here for more information on booking fees.

Members and Members Plus enjoy 20% off ticket prices for this show (subject to availability)No booking fees on Barbican promotions for Members

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