Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation Black Arm Band are performing a concert in New Zealand as part of the NZ Festival. The reviews say that 'Dirtsong' will "send a shudder through your spine and a tear to the eye" and is inspired by the words of author Alexis Wright. It brings together songs from 11 different Aboriginal languages.
Musician Paul Kelly is a long-time Black Arm Band collaborator.
LISTEN to Wallace Chapman's interview with Paul Kelly, where he discusses music's role in exposing the injustices inflicted on Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders - and about his upcoming release, a co-production with William Shakespeare.