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WOW Australia – Spinifex Gum with Marliya Choir

Fri 6 August 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

WOW Australia presents Spinifex Gum with Marliya Choir at Cairns Performing Arts Centre

Event by WOW Australia and Spinifex Gum.


Musical snapshots of life in the Pilbara, north Western Australia, performed by the lush voices of Marliya from Gondwana Choirs, young Indigenous women singing in English and Yindjibarndi.


Joining the choir are Felix Riebl of The Cat Empire, who wrote and produced the music, and special guest Emma Donovan.


Commissioned to write a song cycle for the choir, Riebl spent several years visiting the Pilbara to build relationships and gather stories. He and Ollie McGill went on to write album Spinifex Gum about the region’s local tales and characters, true stories of racism and injustice, and the legacies of colonisation with music production that’s staunchly modern, built from found sound samples of the Pilbara – rustling leaves, bouncing basketballs and chugging trains.


Kicking off the WOW Cairns festival on Friday evening at CPAC, WOW Australia will present the first and only performance of the award-winning Spinifex Gum in the Marliya Choir’s hometown.


For more info and to book your ticket visit WOW Australia.


Fri 6 August 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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WOW Australia
+61 7 3184 7939


Cairns Performing Arts Centre
9-11 Florence Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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