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Tura New Music presents: Kimberley Echoes
20 November 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT$30 – $42
Kimberley Echoes is a powerful cross-cultural celebration of Kimberley country and its people, by The Narli Ensemble (Nar-lee) which includes First Nation artists Stephen Pigram (guitar and vocals) and Mark Atkins (didgeridoo virtuoso and singer) plus some of the country’s finest instrumentalists. violinist Erkki Veltheim, guitarist Stephen Magnusson, cellist Tristen Parr, percussionist Joe Talia and flautist Tos Mahoney Tura Founder and Artistic Director).
Audiences will be immersed in a richly varied sonic and visual experience, curated by Tura, with songs by Pigram and Atkins, arranged by this unique ensemble, juxtaposed with new music created by the collaboration all reflecting the complexity and beauty of the Kimberley. Awe inspiring footage of Kimberley landscape and work of artists from Art Centre partners will be projected onto huge screens, immersing audiences in the spirit of the Kimberley.
The powerful cross-cultural celebration of Kimberley country and its people is the result of 5 years of development and regional and remote touring in the region.
For Darwin and Sydney, Yawuru Elder from Broome Jimmy Edgar, a long time collaborator with Stephen Pigram will be featured guest artist. Bendigo and Melbourne will meet Bart Willoughby, an Aboriginal music icon who was part of the 2017 Kimberley Echoes Tour. Mark Atkins fellow didgeridoo master William Barton, who has been part of Tura’s remote touring program since 20017, joins the Narli Ensemble in Melbourne and special guest Gija Elder Gabriel Nodea (Warmun) is featured in Melbourne and Canberra. Nodea will narrate his Warmun story to new music, set to a projected image of his own story painting.