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Heritage: Aboriginal
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'The mission of The Black Arm Band is to perform, promote and celebrate contemporary Australian Indigenous music to the highest possible professional standard as a symbol of resilience and hope in the spirit and action of reconciliation. The long term vision for the Black Arm Band is as an on going organised presence - a national resource hub for the development and performance of Indigenous music in all its forms.'

Source: Black Arm Band website,
Sighted: 28/09/2009

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Australia Council Literature Board Grants Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Arts Projects Organisations $78,000.00

Awards for Works

Dirtsong 2009 single work musical theatre

'Dirtsong is a music performance from Aboriginal Australia mixing traditional and contemporary songs, existing repertoire with newly commissioned music and sung in many Indigenous Australian languages.

'A narrative about country, dirtsong evokes a sense of geographical place and country as a series of encounters, memories, occurrences, obligations and nature.

'With words from Miles Franklin Award-winning author Alexis Wright (Carpentaria), these songs evoke a new conceptual and emotional map of Australia's heartland while gently awakening some of Australia's sleeping languages.'

Source: Black Arm Band website,
Sighted: 28/09/2009

2010 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best New Australian Work Nominated for the 2009 Arts House production.
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