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Ambon by Lloyd Swanton


Ambon by Lloyd Swanton

  • Date: Sunday, 12 June 2016, 7:30pm
  • Venue: The Street Theatre, Canberra — 15 Childers St, Canberra City West, ACT
  • Tickets: General: $35.00 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 6247 1223

Event Details

Spoken word, music and projections bring this personal POW story to life From the horrors of war comes a musical jewel as Australian double bassist Lloyd Swanton pays tribute to Ambon POWs. Ambon draws from the secret, coded POW diary of Swanton’s uncle Stuart, part of the ill-fated Gull Force sent to defend Ambon, Indonesia in World War II. Ambon brings together hymns, work songs, gospel, military marches, island music and jazz, to create something of beauty out of great horror, in the process offering us insight into a little-known tragedy in our recent past.


Lloyd Swanton – double bass
Paul Cutlan - bass clarinet, saxophones, recorder
Sandy Evans - tenor and soprano saxophones
James Greening - trombone, cornet, pocket trumpet, tuba
Alex Silver - trombone
James Eccles - viola
Chuck Morgan - ukulele
Jon Pease - guitar
Michel Rose - pedal steel guitar
Fabian Hevia - cajon, percussion
Ron Reeves - kendang, percussion
Hamish Stuart - drums

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 6247 1223 or by email to Street@thestreet.org.au

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