Dates & Times:
MON Mar 23 | 7:30 PM

Mission Songs Project

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Jessie Lloyd first became curious about the songs from the Aboriginal reserves or the mission days when she heard her Aunties singing an old tune from Palm Island, OLD called 'The lrex'. The lrex was the name of the boat that used to transport the stolen generation children and those removed under the Aborigines Protection Act in the early to mid 20th century. This song was what the families used to sing as they didn't know if they would see their loved ones again. 

Jessie has travelled Australia visiting various communities and elders seeking their stories and advice about the music and life of the old days. So far Jessie has gathered a significant collection of around 40 - 50 'mission songs', songs that were written about life on the mish'; on the settlements, reserves and native camps where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were removed.

This show is designated as Pay-What -You-Will.  Tickets are required.  By accepting tickets for this show, you are are committing to ensuring that they are used. Unused tickets may result in ineligibility for future Pay-What-You-Will shows.

Mission Songs will be on the Esplanade Main Stage, Monday March 23, 2019 at 7:00PM.