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Mapping Brixton Through Song
October 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This is your chance to jam with an award-winning Indigenous Australian musician and take part in an incredible music mapping project which will result in the creation of an interactive music app, created by Aswarm, led by Artist Thor McIntyre-Burnie.
Jessie Lloyd’s hugely successful 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 will apply 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.
Join Jessie to jam – bring an instrument and enjoy! Or just come along to listen and share stories.
For more information contact Tony on 07956 877358 or register via Eventbrite.
About the Artist
Jessie Lloyd is an Australian Aboriginal singer, social historian and cultural practitioner of Indigenous song. Jessie takes audiences on a profoundly-moving musical journey into the depth and diversity of Australia’s cultural identity.
Jessie Lloyd’s profoundly moving Mission Songs Project reveals the daily life of Aboriginal people on the missions, settlements and native reserves during the colonisation of Australia. A musical time travel of original compositions from the residents over the generations.
Starting in 2015, Mission Songs Project explores the human reality of the ‘missions era’, where Aboriginal people were forcibly removed from their homelands and moved onto missions. In a time of great distress, these truthful songs are surprisingly filled with optimism and hope, revealing a forgotten story on an unexplored corner of Australian history.
Mission Songs Project faithfully navigates the musical journey of Aboriginal music and connects the traditional with contemporary, revealing the continuation of cultural practice and song traditions into the 21st Century. This is a musical journey through time and place, this is our songlines.