Mission Songs Project by Jessie Lloyd

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Ticket prices: Free Event (Tickets Needed)

Free Event (Tickets Needed)

Duration: 70 min

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1 Venue

Institute Theatre - Port Augusta

52 Commercial Rd, Port Augusta, SA, 5700

Content warnings: PG

Family Friendly:


Performance accessibility

  • Suitable for audiences who speak English as a second Language
  • Warra Kattendi - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Events
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About this event

Searching for the secular songs that were sung after church, Jessie Lloyd explores the day to day life on the missions and settlements through music.
Jessie engages through intimate storytelling, moving harmonies and historical insights, using humour and truth to share the voices of elders as they would around a campfire or kitchen table.

From cultural identity to love and loss, these rare songs are performed by an extraordinary trio of Indigenous musicians and illuminate the history of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait elders, families and communities.

"Mission Songs Project presents contemporary folk songs that continue the ancient songlines of this country...... there are some well known songs and hidden gems that have been uncovered" Archie Roach.

Presented by:
Country Arts SA & Produced by Performing Lines

Originally from tropical North Queensland, Jessie Lloyd is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musician who performs a broad collection of Australian Indigenous songs. A vocalist, guitarist, bassist and ukulele player, Jessie earned her formal qualifications at Abmusic in Perth in 2002.A musician, producer and creative entrepreneur, Jessie Lloyd is a cultural practitioner dedicated to the continuation of song traditions. Her mission is to produce, perform and progress Australian Indigenous music through innovative, collaborative projects and cultural practice.

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