Thursday, 17 July 2014

Anthropos Australis supports "Jandamarra-Sing for the Country' at Sydney Opera

Emmanuel Brown as Jandamarra, dancing the Lirrga Wangga
Further to the story we posted below on July 17, if you were not able to attend the Jandamarra - Sing for the Country performance at the Sydney Opera House, you can check out the wonderful performance and interview at:

Also, we have added photographs from Steve Hawke along with the links to the following reviews:


Retelling the story of indigenous hero Jandamarra with music - 02/07/2014

Patsy Bedford as Jini, Mataika Wymarra-Gerrie as Young Jandamarra, Dominic Grimshaw as Lindsay, the Yilimbirri Singers and SSO Orchestra Members.

Nic Green, CEO of Anthropos Australis (WA) Pty Ltd, was thrilled to support the recent production of Jandamarra – Sing for the Country, and attend its triumphant premiere at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday, 17th July 2014.

The Jandamarra story, owned by the Bunuba people, was brought to life with the music of Paul Stanhope and words of Steve Hawke, combined with traditional Bunuba language and song. The resulting performance was a true union of cultures with the music supplemented by dramatic elements – including wonderful narration from Patsy Bedford as Jandamarra’s mother - helping to tell the story. Jandamarra is a legend of the Bunuba people who is remembered as a great warrior and leader, a protector of country with spiritual powers.

Growing up as pastoralists were laying claim to the Kimberley, Jandamarra worked alongside stationmasters for a number of years, eventually as a tracker for Bill Richardson, the man he would later shoot and kill. He then armed the Bunuba people and commenced a guerilla campaign to stop the European pastoral expansion.

Dying as a hero to the Bunuba people, Jandamarra’s story is both tragic and inspirational and when combined with the efforts of over 200 musicians forms a most memorable spectacle and one that Anthropos Australis (WA) Pty Ltd was truly proud to be a part of.
Emmanuel Brown as Jandamarra and the Yilimbirri Dancers dancing Yalanggani Jaulja

The Gondwana Choirs and Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Baritone Simone Lobelson, Peter Docker as Richardson, the Yilimbirri Dancers as the chain gang and SSO Orchestra Members.

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