ABORIGINAL, INDIGENOUS AND AFRICAN MEN TELL STORIES OF COUNTRY

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A BAND of brothers from across Tasmania, Australia and the world will come together to tell stories of Aboriginal, Indigenous and African men.

‘Brothers of Country’ is a special music and art event at Moonah Arts Centre in January.

“This project has been in the making for years,” event co-producer Josh Langford said.

“Since the beginning, we have wanted to tell the stories of men, particularly from African and Aboriginal communities, and how they find healing and connection on Country.

“From time together on remote locations, making films, songs and telling stories, the band of brothers will be taking over the Moonah Arts Centre in January.

“The result is an exhibition of video and art, a musical performance series — these are all telling these really important, healing stories.”

Brothers of Country features Elder songman Dougie Mansell, singer and drummer Mwase Makalani, Yao and Chichewa man from Malawi, Yorta Yorta and Yuwaalaraay man Warren Mason, Tasmanian born Yorta Yorta man First Nations producer and musician Josh Langford, Congolese percussionist and filmmaker Lopes Sezabo, Tasmanian Aboriginal pakana traditional dancer Harley Mansell, walker and keeper of stories Uncle Sean Mansell, and Adelaide born cultural magpie Matthew Fargher.

The exhibition is open from 15 January to 13 February 2021 and is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Artists yarn is on 6 February at 11am.

Entry to the exhibition and the artist yarn are free.

The music events are on Saturday 30 January and Sunday 31 January, with entry being $10.

Tickets will be released on Moonah Arts Centre’s website at moonahartscentre.org.au in January.

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