murundak LIVE CD
In 2006, The Black Arm Band came together for the first time for the landmark production, murundak. Never before had as much musical talent from Indigenous Australia come together on one stage to share the story of Indigenous struggle and the music it inspired. It is a living, breathing expression of Aboriginal history, resilience and identity and is the songbook of the civil rights movement in Australia charting the soundtrack of over four decades of Australian Aboriginal life. murundak is alive with songs that express the joy, hope, struggle and compassion. murundak re-orchestrates many anthemic works and is performed by many of the original songwriters and artists.Buy Online Now
dirtsong LIVE CD
Inspired by the words of Miles Franklin Award winning writer Alexis Wright, in 2010, members of The Black Arm Band Company embarked on a language preservation and restoration project, dirtsong. Featuring 11 different Aboriginal dialects dirtsong gently awakens some sleeping Australian Indigenous languages and conjures up a sense of “country” not only as a place but also as memories, nature, community and obligation. dirtsong mixes traditional approaches and contemporary songs, existing repertoire and newly commissioned music.Buy Now
murundak: songs of freedom documentary by Daybreak Films
murundak – songs of freedom journeys into the heart of Aboriginal protest music following The Black Arm Band, a gathering of some of Australia’s finest Indigenous musicians, as they take to the road with their songs of resistance and freedom.
From the concert halls of the Sydney Opera House to remote Aboriginal communities of the Northern Territory, ‘murundak’ – meaning ‘alive’ in Woirurrung language – brings together pioneering singers including Archie Roach, Bart Willoughby and the late Ruby Hunter, and a stellar line-up of emerging Indigenous talent including Dan Sultan, Shellie Morris and Emma Donovan.
Filmed against the backdrop of Australia’s changing political landscape, murundak – songs of freedom charts one of the most significant events in Australian music history as The Black Arm Band sing up the country’s troubled past through their stories of sorrow, anger and hope.Buy Online Now