Songs from a Stolen Senate – 2pm

The Griffyn Ensemble will be returning to the stage at the brand new Belconnen Arts Centre theatre in Canberra on Saturday March 13th at 2pm and 7pm! We can’t wait to bring Songs From A Stolen Senate into theatres for the first time, sharing the stories of seven First Nation Australians. You can purchase tickets now by going to the Belco Arts website.

On the back of our hugely successful Songs From A Stolen Senate online stream we have commissioned three more First Nation artists, including Ngunnawal custodian Richie Allan, and hip-hop artist Jimblah from the Larrakia nation. It’s been a privilege to weave their artistry into a live concert edition of this landmark project.

There were so many spine-chilling moments when we streamed to you all last year, including Gina Williams haunting setting of the line ‘They have no word for freedom’, and the poignant reflections on climate change by country music legend Warren Williams.

You can click on the video below to hear from Griffyn Director Michael Sollis, and a teaser from Brenda Gifford’s Breath – one of the pieces that we will be performing. Brenda took words spoken in the Australian parliament and crafted it into song. We will be releasing an additional video every fortnight on our Facebook page.

Tickets are $45/$35 concession and can be purchased here.

Date
Sat Mar 13
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Location
Belconnen Arts Centre


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