Queenslanders, If you're looking for a musical experience that's stirring and socially relevant, then Spinifex Gum featuring Marliya is an event you shouldn't miss. The concert is a blend of the Marliya children’s choir’s angelic voices, and the songwriting prowess of Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill from The Cat Empire. The choreography by Deborah Brown adds an extra layer of magic, making it a performance like no other.
What makes Spinifex Gum stand out is its deep-rooted connection to the Indigenous cultures of Australia. The songs are inspired by the tales and characters of the Pilbara region, touching upon true stories of racism, injustice, and the legacies of colonisation. The music is modern yet timeless, with samples from the Pilbara's natural soundscape - think rustling leaves and chugging trains.
This concert is a powerful statement on the injustices faced by Indigenous Australians, shedding light on the strength and resilience of those who stand up for their community. It's high energy, impactful, and hauntingly beautiful.
The show is set to light up the QPAC Concert Hall on Friday, October 20. It's a 70-minute performance that starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets are priced between $59 to $69, and you can grab yours at the QPAC website.