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March 2017

Mission Songs Project – Sydney

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Way
Sydney, New South Wales Australia
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Mission Songs Project – Blue Mountains Music Festival

March 17 - March 19
Blue Mountains Music Festival, Warata St
Kattomba, New South Wales Australia
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April 2017

National Folk Festival

April 14 - April 16
National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT Australia + Google Map
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May 2017

Yirramboi Festival – Melbourne Town Hall

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Sixty years ago, in June 1957, seven men led a strike for human rights on Palm Island, off the coast of North Queensland. In an era of institutionalised segregation and discrimination, the Aboriginal Protection Act saw residents of missions and settlements held under servitude to its white administrators, forced into a living hell where their every move was monitored and reviewed. One man, Albie Geia, was determined to resist and was labeled a ‘trouble-maker’. To the surprise of the superintendent,…

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June 2017

1957 Palm Island Strike Concert – Palm Island

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Coolgaree Bay Sports Bar & Bistro, Beach Rd
Palm Island, Queensland Australia
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July 2017

Naidoc Blak Markets – Barangaroo, Sydney

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Barangaroo Reserve, Barangaroo Reserve
Barangaroo, NSW 2000 Australia
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Jessie Lloyd and Emma Donovan Celebrate the start of NAIDOC week at Blak Markets on July 2 at Barangaroo. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and buy direct from artists at Sydney’s first national Indigenous contemporary art market from remote art centres around Australia. Along with local artists, these artists will be exhibiting an extensive range of artworks, textiles, sculptures and more. In addition to the authentic Blak Markets experience there will also be music, dance, culture, food and a…

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Baabayn NAIDOC Event – SYDNEY

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation, 24A Anderson Ave
Blackett, NSW Australia
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Bring the Jarjums, Bring a Word in Language, Cultural Arts and Crafts, Food and Fun for Everyone, Deadly entertainment

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Queensland Music Festival – Brisbane

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
State Library Of Queensland, Stanley Pl
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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DISCOVER THE HIDDEN SONGS AND LOST STORIES OF 20TH CENTURY INDIGENOUS LIFE ON THE MISSIONS IN THIS ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING MUSICAL EXPERIENCE Some of Australia’s best-loved singers – Jessie Lloyd, Emma Donovan, Deline Briscoe and Jessica Hitchcock – invite you to discover Australian Indigenous songs that reflect life on missions in the 20th century. Award-winning composer and performer Jessie Lloyd is dedicated to the continuation of story and song through the performance of Indigenous music. As part of the Mission…

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Monash Winter Concerts 2017 – Melbourne

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monash Civic Centre, 293 Springvale Road
Glen Waverley, VIC Australia
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Enjoy FREE winter concerts with your family and friends, on Sunday afternoons between June-September. Bookings are essential (limit of four places per caller). To book: 9518 3636.   Sunday 9 July 2017 2pm-4pm Monash Civic Centre (293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley) Indigenous musical director Jessie Lloyd presents a collection of early Australian Indigenous songs. Bookings: open Monday 19 June and close Friday 7 July.

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August 2017

Melbourne Writers Festival 2017

August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BMW EDGE, 1 Flinders St
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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Opening night performance

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