Coming Soon in SIFA: dirtsong

I have never been to Australia, and I hope to be there one day. Not only to enjoy my time but to share with all of you the finest things in life. For now, Australian music is closest I can get to the land down under.

So grateful that SIFA will be presenting dirtsong!

Inspired by the words of Alexis Wright, winner of Australia’s prestigious Miles Franklin Award, dirtsong will take us on a powerful musical journey of pop, blues, R&B, soul and jazz through Australia’s cultural heartland. This performance will move your heart and lift your spirit!

Set against a backdrop of stunning moving images and text, dirtsong features unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages by some of Australia’s most extraordinary performers, backed by an exciting ensemble of the country’s finest musicians!

In exploring the connections between people, language and land, dirtsong draws a map of Australia in music – a map that charts the cultural and linguistic diversity of the country. dirtsong does not simply reinforce or affirm cultures and traditions; it also actively creates them. Many of the songs featured in dirtsong are new commissions.

dirtsong features the talents of Black Arm Band, a collective of renowned Indigenous singers, musicians, performers and actors from across Australia, and is dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the very best of contemporary Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, culture, experience and identity.

Check out the trailer and listen to the fusion of mellow and epic tunes! Nothing beats learning new cultures through beautifully composed music! Join me if you would this coming 20th August for dirtsong, it would be lovely to enjoy the performance with all of you! Otherwise, you can always opt for the one on 21st or 22nd August!

Ticketing information can be found herepromotions available can be found here and tickets can be purchased here.

20, 21, 22 August, 8pm
Victoria Theatre

Photo and video credit: Singapore International Film Festival (SIFA)