For the past three years, the Yijala Yala Project has been working with the community of Roebourne, the Pat family and prisoners in Roebourne Regional Prison to create a collection of songs that commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death in custody of 16 year old John Pat (Murru).
Now, we are proud to bring the MURRU concert to Melbourne to launch the 2014 Melbourne Festival.
Performed against a stunning backdrop of panoramic and animated images capturing the dynamic energy of the vast Pilbara landscape and the intact strength of culture, these songs for Murru rest in the assured hands and voices of Archie Roach, Harry Hookey, Emma Donovan, Jae Laffer (the Panics), Wendy Matthews, John Bennett, Trevor Jamieson and many others, who come together in beautiful harmony to perform these songs of freedom.
Friday 10 October – 7.30 pm Federation Square – FREE outdoor event.
Prior to the MURRU Concert: Tanderrum – a Kulin nation ceremony and opening to the Melbourne Festival, 6pm
We hope you can join us for what will be an unforgettable event. Click here to read more on the official Melbourne Festival site