Indigenous musicians join Griffyn Ensemble for Songs from a Stolen Senate

Online on Friday 4 Sept 2020 at 7pm, and Saturday Sept 5 at 2pm and 7pm

You are invited to interact online with the Griffyn Ensemble and some of Australia’s most inspiring First Nation musicians in three performances covering topics ranging from stolen generations to climate politics.

Richard talks to Griffyn Ensemble director Michael Sollis

This world premiere of Songs from a Stolen Senate. was planned for May, but delayed by Covid19 lockdowns.  The project began two years ago, with the Indigenous musicians reworking parliamentary voices into song and storytelling from the perspective of their own lives.

With support from Rise Canberra and the Where You Are Festival, we will be broadcasting a series of free online interactive performances so you can hear these groundbreaking works and meet the composers.  We will be joined by musicians from around the country as we perform from Mulligans Flat – a site that has significance to Ngunnawal people in the Canberra region.

We have been working with country music icon Warren Williams; inspirational Noongar singer-songwriters Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, Norah Bagiri from Mua Island in the Torres Straits; Canberra based Christopher Sainsbury from the Dharug nation and Yuin composer Brenda Gifford, as well as Ngunnawal custodians.

You can secure your attendance to these free events by registering at the Griffyn Ensemble’s ticketing website