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The Black Arm Band - murundak


The Black Arm Band - murundak

  • Date: Sunday, 13 September 2009, 8pm
  • Venue: The Pod, Anzac Oval — Alice Springs, NT

Event Details

The Black Arm Band – murundak is one of the Alice Desert Festival 2009 highlights. Touring the NT, The Black Arm Band stops in Alice for the last night of the Pod, a rich and historic performance not to be missed.

murundak – meaning ‘alive’ in Woiwurrung language – is an historic musical event that celebrates music as an instrument of identity, resistance and resilience, and a call to freedom.

The soundtrack to Australian Aboriginal life is alive with songs that express joy, hope, struggle and compassion. murundak re-orchestrates many of these anthemic works and couples them with gentle laments and infectious love songs to take audiences on a spiritual journey of contemporary Indigenous Australia.

Against a backdrop of lyrical and provocative film images murundak promises a unique Festival musical experience that is a symbolic and tangible step towards mutual recognition between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

The Indigenous musicians playing in The Black Arm Band are amongst the most respected names in Australian music and include Dan Sultan, Mark Atkins, Lou Bennett, Kutcha Edwards, Ruby Hunter, Stephen Pigram, Archie Roach, Bart Willoughby and joined by Darwin’s own Shellie Morris and Leah Flanagan.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that audio and visual material included in this concert has been gathered from a range of sources and may contain images and voices of Indigenous people who have passed away, and images of places that could cause sorrow.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

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