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Hidden Republic

The Black Arm Band

Presented in Season 2 2008

Presented by Arts House

8pm, Fri 24 Oct
8pm, Sat 25 Oct

105 mins, no interval
Prem $65
A Res $50 / $37.50/ Groups 8+$45
B Res $40 / $30 / $21
C Res $28 / $21 / $21
School Groups $15

The Arts Centre
State Theatre
100 St Kilda St,

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

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Two of Australia’s foremost musical forces come together for an historic musical event that celebrates songs of hope and resistance from the open heart of Australia’s contemporary Indigenous music. Hidden Republic delves deeply into the songbook of contemporary Aboriginal music to reflect the renewed promise of ‘post-apology’ Australia. This iconic music of national significance draws on the combined musical virtuosity, power and subtlety of 33 members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra together with a blistering jazz section to underscore the vocal artistry of The Black Arm Band.

Uplifting and confronting, The Black Arm Band’s music renders an intimate portrait of contemporary Indigenous life.

David Arden, Mark Atkins, Lou Bennett, Sally Dastey, Emma Donovan, Kutcha Edwards, Bevan Gabanbulu, Shane Howard, Ruby Hunter, Bunna Lawrie, Jimmy Little, Rachael Maza Long, Shellie Morris, Archie Roach, Amy Saunders, Dan Sultan, Ursula Yovich, Gurrumul Yunupingu, members of The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Special guests Genevieve Lacey and Michael Hohnen.

Supported by – Hidden Republic has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body (Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, Music Board) and by Annamila Pty Ltd.
Image by – Ned Meldrum