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Interactive Webinar

8 August 2022, 11:30am OR 1:30pm (90 minutes)
Online via YouTube
Free event

Spinifex Gum

Join Nicholas Bochner and special guest (TBC) as they explore Spinifex Gum.

Part protest, part celebration, Spinifex Gum is a uniquely modern Australian song cycle featuring the award-winning all-female ensemble Marliya – a Cairns-based ensemble of Aboriginal and Torres Strait teenage singers, conducted by Lyn Williams AM of Gondwana Choirs. Their songs bring together the vibrant young voices through their compelling blend of harmony and protest singing in both English and Yindjibarndi, while trailblazing a new pop-choir genre and generating awareness of political and environmental activity taking place on this country.

Students will:

  • Hear how Spinifex Gum addresses pervasive issues, from the social disparity present in The Pilbara, to deaths in custody, disproportionate incarceration, and land rights
  • Explore how the arts can be used to raise awareness and initiate change
  • Learn about and understand issues for Australia and its Indigenous people

Suitable for: Secondary students in Years 7-12
Learning areas:
The Arts: Music

MSO Classroom is an exclusive opportunity for Government school students nominated to take part in the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series (VCES), supported by the Victorian Government.

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