Percussionist Duré Dara and vocalist Carolyn Connors have been performing together for more than 20 years. They both focus largely on improvisation as a means of expression and truly listening to their collaborators in sound and music making. They join us in both conversation and performance about their collaboration and inspirations. This performance features a wide range of instrumentation including: the table harp, knife, chimes, chains, pebbles, and Duré's percussion collection. As well as Carolyn's accordion, voice, tin foil and whistle.
The reading of The Uluru Statement is integrated into the performance and was read with permission of Uluru Dialogue, hosted by the Indigenous Law Centre UNSW.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an invitation from First Nations to “walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future”. It was issued to the Australian people in May 2017 following almost two years of work. Professor Megan Davis, member of the Referendum Council, originally read out the Uluru Statement from the Heart on the floor of the First Nations Convention.
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