Black Arm Band featured in High Performance Rodeo

January 4, 2017

For Immediate Release
January 4, 2017



Arts Commons Presents:
40,000 Years of Australian History in Ground-Breaking Show


CALGARY – As part of One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo and the BD&P World Music series, Arts Commons Presents the illuminating cultural experience, Black Arm Band – dirtsong, on February 2, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Jack Singer Concert Hall.                                                                                                                      

An Australian national treasure, and worldwide touring sensation, Black Arm Band performs a visually stunning, multimedia musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland, with dirtsong. 

“The name dirtsong is about our connection to our land—not only our physical connection, but also our spiritual connection to the land and to its people,” says Fred Leone. “Dirtsong is the modern day interpretation of the “simmering of the spirit”. 

Performed in 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages with traditional instruments, including the didgeridoo, Black Arm Band – dirtsong is a living, breathing expression of Indigenous history, resilience, and identity. 

Watch Black Arm Band - dirtsong performed at TEDxSydney 2014. 

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Who:                           Arts Commons Presents

BD&P World Music Special Presentation

Black Arm Band - dirtsong

Where:                        Arts Commons (Jack Singer Concert Hall)

When:                         Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7:30pm





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