Theatre Performances - Mission Songs Project
Mission Songs Project
Showtime: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Location: RBC Theatre
Tickets: $38.00 and up (HST included, service fees extra)
Show suitable for: All Ages
Jessie Lloyd’s profoundly moving and important Mission Songs Project reveals what daily was like for Indigenous Australians on Christian missions and state-run settlements. Through the discovery of rare secular songs that were sung after church, audiences can gain a deeper understanding about the history of elders, families and communities, from cultural identity to love and loss.
Mission Songs Project is an initiative to revive contemporary Australian Indigenous songs from 1900 to 1999, focusing on the Christian missions, state run settlements, and native camps where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were relocated. These unique songs consist of almost forgotten stories that can now shed light into the history of our Indigenous elders, families and communities.
Mission Songs Project faithfully explores the musical journey of Indigenous Australian music as Jessie Lloyd connects the traditional with contemporary, revealing the continuation of cultural practice and song traditions into the 21st Century.
'We're looking at 4 to 5 generations of unrecorded song traditions' – Jessie Lloyd
“…profoundly moving…the entire collection is sublime…” – Stephen Fitzpatrick, The Australian
“Lloyd’s project preserves a history…” – Chris Lambie, The Age & Sydney Morning Herald