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Sisters of Gelam single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Sisters of Gelam
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'Weaving together a heady mix of live music, theatre & puppetry, Sisters of Gelam is the writing debut of Rachael Maza Long and her sister Lisa Maza - "The Maza Sisters". A duo well known for their soulful brand of acoustic tunes and island harmonies, the girls are both also highly accomplished actors in Australian theatre, film & TV.

'Inspired by the two sisters' very personal experiences as the daughters of a black father and white mother, stories from the past and the present are intertwined to present a poignant exploration of the journey to reconcile cultures and celebrate heritage.'

Source: Malthouse Theatre website, http://www.malthousetheatre.com.au/
Sighted: 11/11/2009

Notes

  • Includes songs sung in Dutch, Meriam Mer and English. Some of the songs use the text of Oodgeroo Noonuccal's poetry and others were written specifically for 'Sisters of Gelam'.

Production Details

  • First produced by Ilbijerri Theatre Compmany at the Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, 12-21 November 2009.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Sister Act Takes a New Direction Mahala Strohfeldt , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 November no. 464 2009; (p. 42)
Slick, Lyrical Celebration of Indigenous Culture that Connects, Fuses, Moves Cameron Woodhead , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 November 2009; (p. 14)

— Review of Sisters of Gelam Lisa Maza , Rachael Maza , 2009 single work drama
A Tale of Two Sisters Liza Power , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 November 2009; (p. 19)
Slick, Lyrical Celebration of Indigenous Culture that Connects, Fuses, Moves Cameron Woodhead , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 November 2009; (p. 14)

— Review of Sisters of Gelam Lisa Maza , Rachael Maza , 2009 single work drama
A Tale of Two Sisters Liza Power , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 November 2009; (p. 19)
Sister Act Takes a New Direction Mahala Strohfeldt , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 18 November no. 464 2009; (p. 42)
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