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Indigenous Australian musician Jessie Lloyd leads on Brixton music app
January 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - February 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Award-winning Indigenous Australian musician Jessie Lloyd is leading an exciting project here in the UK. Brixton, London, to be exact.
She has teamed up with Border Crossings to lead ‘Songstreets’, charting the songs and stories of this wonderful part of London. The project culminates in a soon-to-be-released music app created by arts company Aswarm.
Jessie revived the music of Indigenous Elders in Australia. In Brixton, as with her ‘Mission Songs Project’, she embarked on a musical journey with the local community to reveal the forgotten stories and unexplored corners of recent history.
Missions Songs Project led to the invitation from the UK’s leading Festival of Indigenous arts and culture, Origins, to work with elders and young people in the Black community around Brixton – along with Tony Cealy from 81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance. Like in the Mission Songs Project, in Brixton, Jessie applied her unique approach to work with the local community and create music that remembers the area’s recent history, reflects on it’s rich cultural heritage and celebrates the experience of Black Britons.