Dirtsong by The Black Arm Band Company

black-arm-band-revThis recording from the spectacular Black Arm Band production of Dirtsong, a 2009 restoration project for Indigenous dialects, features an outstanding array of indigenous singers and songwriters performing in 11 different languages. The line-up includes Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Lou Bennett, Emma Donovan and Shellie Morris, and most songs feature a full chorus and brass and string sections, as well as Didjeridu and rhythm sections. Includes a DVD featuring several of the performances with some extremely well integrated visual media.

Paul Barr is a Music Specialist at Readings Carlton.