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Type: Event
Title: Mui ge kari nerkep – Black & White together: Commissioned historical re-creation and performance by Keriba Wakai at The Inaugural Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration
Author: Newsome, J.
Peters, E.
Kiwat, J.
Pak Poy, A.
Petherick, D.
Rotumah, G.
Turner, A.
Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music
Publisher Place: Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide
Issue Date: 2007
Director: Newsome, Jennifer Kim
Peters, Eddie George
Kiwat, Jardine Andrew
Pak Poy, Anthony Christopher
Petherick, Douglas John
Rotumah, Grayson Ernest
Turner, Ashley Maxwell
Organisation: Centre for Australian Indigenous Research and Studies
Statement of
Jennifer Newsome, Eddie Peters, Jardine Kiwat, Anthony Pak Poy, Douglas Petherick, Grayson Rotumah and Ashley Turner, curators, organisers, performers, musical arrangers, lyricists, cultural consultants.
Where: Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, 29 May 2007
When: 29th May 2007
Description: Historical recreation and performance by CASM students and staff of Mui ge kari nerkep – Black & White together, sung in English, Eastern & Western Torres Strait Islander languages. Based on original song We Shall Overcome (Horton, Hamilton, Carawan & Seeger) and 1967 Referendum version sung at the 10th Annual Conference on Aboriginal Affairs, Albert Hall, Canberra. Indigenous arrangement and presentation. Reframing and adaption of a musical work for a highly prestigious and historically significant event. It was collaboratively curated by The Don Dunstan Foundation, Prof. Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, Flinders University, Wilto Yerlo, Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research and Reconciliation South Australia Inc. This performance was commercially recorded on DVD by The Don Dunstan Foundation and released under the title of “The inaugural LOWITJA O’DONOGHUE ORATION: Black and White together, we shall overcome, someday.” Produced and published by Don Dunstan Foundation, 2007. Broadcast on ABC TV National News. The Lowitja O’Donogue Oration is an annual event.
RMID: 0020086157
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