Monday, June 13, 2016

George Town Festival - Svara Bhumi ( 29 ~ 30 July 2016 )

“The Black Arm Band reminds me of the long struggle and the long journey we’ve been on. Thirty years ago, we were marching for justice down the city streets, but now, we’re telling our stories in the concert halls.” - Archie Roach

The official opening show of GTF this year is Svara Bhumi (Songs of the Earth), a tribute to our land and its indigenous music. One of Australia’s leading aboriginal bands, the Black Arm Band, will be performing along with New Zealand artist Ria Hall and members of Malaysian tribe Mah Meri. They will be joined by local musician Alena Murang and Indonesian singer/ songwriter Ayu Laksmi.

The Black Arm Band is led by a strategic team of Australia’s foremost indigenous artists. Their musical tradition and presentation has been forged from over 40,000 years of living with culture, and now, infused with contemporary styles that have been adopted by Australian aboriginals. The Mah Meri is an ethnic group native to western part of Malaysia and one of 18 Orang Asli groups named by the Malaysian government. At the concert, Alena Murang will play the sape, a traditional lute instrument made from wood. The multi-talented Ayu Laksmi is well-known for singing in five languages, Sanskrit, Balinese and English.

Duration: 90 minutes (no intermission)

Get your tickets from:
1. Online at
2. Rock Corner outlets:The Gardens, Mid Valley (TEL: 03 - 2201 4893)
Subang Parade (TEL: 03 - 5613 1139)
The Curve (TEL: 03 - 7733 1139)
Bangsar Village (TEL: 03-22021139)
3. Victoria Music outlets:Sg Wang(TEL: 03 - 2148 7208)
Amcorp (TEL: 03 - 7956 0592)
Tropicana (TEL: 03 - 7722 2955)
4. Penang outlets:Artist Gallery, Gurney Plaza
Artist Gallery, Queensbay Mall
5. Istana Budaya Jalan Tun Razak03 40265558

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