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Sun, 05 June


Brisbane Powerhouse

Ailan Songs Project - Brisbane LAUNCH

As part of the Live Spark series and joined by Torres Strait songwomen.

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Ailan Songs Project - Brisbane LAUNCH
Ailan Songs Project - Brisbane LAUNCH

Time & Location

05 June 2022, 4:00 pm AEST

Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia

About the event

Join us in celebrating the launch of Ailan Songs Project album and the musical traditions of the Torres Strait.  Jessie will be joined by Songwomen from the Torres Strait and a 6 piece band.

A collaborative work from Australian Indigenous singer Jessie Lloyd, Ailan songs project is a contemporarised exploration of popular folk songs from the Torres Strait islands, between Australia and Papua New Guinea in the Coral Sea. Bringing together ancient languages and historical events with tropical island reggae grooves. Jessie Lloyd has researched and collaborated with senior Torres Strait songwomen to compile an album of ‘ailan’ songs (island songs), and well-known folk songs sung by families and communities in their various languages and dialects. The songs tell of how songs travelled across the Pacific and how islanders migrated to mainland Australia throughout the 20th century and their contribution to Australian society. A composer, performer and creative entrepreneur, Jessie Lloyd is a song keeper of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and is dedicated to the continuation of song traditions through the presentation of stories and songs.

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