News Hidden Republic

Monday 21st March, 2011

On the 2nd April, 2011, The Black Arm Band will be performing their epic show Hidden Republic in collaboration with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as part of the Ten Days on the Island Festival which will be held in Tasmania from 25th March to 3rd April.

"an uplifting experience that said more about black and white solidarity than a million parliamentary speeches" - The West Australian

From the Ten Days on the Island programme:

"Two of Australia’s most celebrated musical forces come together for Hidden Republic, a celebration of hope and resistance that delves deep into the songbook of contemporary Indigenous music. Hidden Republic draws on music of national significance combined with the vocal artistry of The Black Arm Band. This internationally acclaimed musical collective of many of Australia’s most influential and iconic talents, with 34 members of our much-loved Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, plus a blistering seven-piece jazz section, perform together for the first time and for one night only.

An inspirational and moving concert, Hidden Republic reveals the undiminished spirit in the music of Aboriginal Australia, with songs which celebrate identity and understanding for all Australians.

Hidden Republic features renowned artists such as Archie Roach, Jimmy Little, Shane Howard, Lou Bennett and Tasmanian-born Dewayne Everettsmith."


Event details can be found here and for those in Hobart, cinema screenings of 'murundak - songs of freedom' will begin several days later (opening on the 7th April, 2011) at the State Cinemas, Hobart.