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 the 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 Songs Project she has travelled Australia in search of hidden songs and lost stories from the days of the missions. This rare narrative, connecting the traditional with the contemporary, will be brought to life in one entertaining and enlightening musical experience on Friday 7 July.
Queensland Music Festival Artistic Director Katie Noonan said the Mission Songs Project is an important documentation of Indigenous life in the 20th century.
“Jessie Lloyd is an incredible artist. Her mission songs document the forgotten stories of Indigenous Australia through music, and offer a unique way to gain an understanding of the history of Indigenous communities,” Ms Noonan said.
Mission Songs Project is presented by Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane City Council, The University of Queensland and the State Library of Queensland.
You can also catch artists Dan Sultan, Emily Wurramara and Adrian Fabila at the Queensland Music Festival.
For more information visit qmf.org.au.
EVENT: Mission Songs Project
DATE: Friday 7 July 2017
VENUE: Kuril Dhagun, State Library of Queensland