The Adelaide Festival returns in March 2018, with a groundbreaking event – The Spinifex Gum journey. Spinifex Gum is a project that reaches across the country. Its lyrics are a combination of English and Yindjibarndi, its stories emerged from the Pilbara, and its choir of Aboriginal and Torres Strait teenagers hails from North Queensland.
The Spinifex Gum journey has evolved to include transcendent live performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre as part of the Adelaide Festival and at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Clayton campus, Melbourne in March 2018.
Blending the lush choral vocals and exuberant energy of Marilya – together with performances by Felix Riebl, Ollie McGill and guest artists: Peter Garrett, Briggs,Emma Donovan and Christine Anu – audiences are invited to witness these unique, topical and inspiring all Australian shows in Adelaide and Melbourne in March.
Spinifex Gum is a distinctly Australian experience. It is equal part provocative and uplifting, and intended to inspire national dialogue through music. At the heart of the production is the ensemble Marliya – made up of current and former singers of the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir, led by their Artistic Director, Lyn Williams(OAM).
Assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, Australia Council and Ryan Cooper Family Foundation these stirring, joyous and thrilling concerts will be performed over 2 nights.
See Spinifex Gum Live in 2018
Sunday, March 11th, Melbourne: Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Clayton campus, tickets available HERE
Tuesday, March 13th, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, tickets available HERE.