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Buried Country - Melbourne Festival

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12 - 13 Oct 2016

Buried Country tells the story of Aboriginal country music - Live in concert.

Writer and Director Clinton Walker.

To find the soul of our land we have to dig deep.

Long before Aboriginal painters, filmmakers and dance companies were becoming household names, generations of Indigenous musicians were finding a voice in white Australia through country music.

When Clinton Walker began delving into this forgotten history, he never expected that the songs and stories he would uncover would go on to inform a book that went from instant cult classic to widely recognised masterpiece, and that a film and album would follow.

Now these same musical stories are brought to the stage in a concert featuring singers and songwriters from across the continent and across the generations, from iconic elders Roger Knox, Auriel Andrew and L.J. Hill, Central Desert legend Warren H Williams, to younger artists such as Leah Flanagan, Luke Peacock and James Henry.

A potent and moving song cycle and a tribute to an enduring musical tradition: this is music that couldn’t stay buried.

Content: Melbourne Festival

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
$39.00 - $69.00

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  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision