Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Action ACT
7pm Saturday 9 September 2023
150 minutes including 20 minute interval
Songs for Freedom is a concert of soul, blues, and country music, created by artists in the Ieramugadu community (Roebourne, WA) and beyond. It tells stories of the vast and striking beauty of this place and its people.
Guided by Ngarluma and Yinjibarndi Elders, and an inter-cultural band including Shellie Morris, Kankawa Nagarra, Fred Ryan and John Bennet, Songs for Freedom pays tribute to the family of John Pat in the 40th anniversary year of his passing in custody.
Musical direction is provided by Grammy Award winner Lucky Oceans, with a powerful narration by Ngarluma man, Patrick Churnside.
Songs for Freedom is the tangible manifestation of a project that has been running since 2010. Supported by Elders, the project has delivered workshops in the community, schools, and prisons, creating digital content, music, theatre and performance to create positive change.
This is a family-friendly concert, a night of hope, peace, and freedom.