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Mission Songs Project by Jessie Lloyd

Published 13th December, 2019 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    The Art House

    19 Margaret Street
    Wyong NSW 2259

  • Date

    3rd June 2020

  • Time

    8:00pm to 9:00pm

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Jessie Lloyd’s profoundly moving and important Mission Songs Project reveals what daily was like for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians on Christian missions and state-run settlements. Through the discovery of rare secular songs that were sung after church, audiences can gain a deeper understanding about the history of elders, families and communities, from cultural identity to love and loss.

Mission Songs Project is an initiative to revive contemporary Australian Indigenous songs from 1900 to 1999, focusing on the Christian missions, state run settlements and native camps where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were relocated.

Searching for the secular songs that were sung after church, Mission Songs Project looks to explore the day to day life of the mission days, from cultural identity to love and loss. These unique songs performed by an extraordinary trio of Indigenous musicians consist of almost forgotten stories that illuminate the history of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait elders, families and communities.

Event Location

The Art House
19 Margaret Street
Wyong NSW 2259

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Published 13th December, 2019 in Concert or Performance
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