Songs For Freedom

Songs For Freedom

Garrmalang presents Songs for Freedom an inspiring concert bringing you the soul, blues and unique country music of the leramugadu community (Roebourne, WA).

Created on Yindjibarndi country and the result of a 12-year community collaboration, Songs for Freedom tells stories of the vast, striking beauty of this place and its people.

Guided by Ngarluma and Yinjibarndi Elders, songwriters from the Pilbara sing for freedom. A stunning intercultural band including the extraordinary talented Kutcha Edwards, Naomi Pigram, Kankawa Nagarra, Fred Ryan and John Bennet, join musicians and friends to pay tribute to the family of John Pat in the 40th anniversary year of his passing in custody. The Pat family generously shared their story, their longing for peace and their love of music. These powerful songs give us the opportunity to stand together with his community and sing for peace and freedom for Aboriginal young people, like John, caught up in the justice system.

Performance warning: Recommended ages 6+. Contains haze. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that the production may contain names, images and voices of deceased persons. Songs for Freedom contains images that some people may find disturbing.

We are proud to offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community members access to a number of reserved Community tickets for this performance.

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    Friday 23 June 2023

    Entry cost

    All tickets from $20 to $40
    Full Price: $40.00 Member: $35.00 Concession: $35.00 Community: $20.00


    Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

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