In an uplifting opening concert for this year’s Melbourne Festival, Big hART joins forces with a luminous range of talents – including Archie Roach, Lucky Oceans, Emma Donovan, John Bennett, Jae Laffer (the Panics) and many more – for a towering evening of song.

Combining breathtaking imagery from the Pilbara region with beautiful harmonies and arrangements co-written by inmates from the Roebourne prison, Murru is an exuberant and heartbreaking celebration of our country – a hymn to the land and its people, a remembrance of those we’ve lost and a paean of hope for the future.

Murru is a musical tribute to John Pat, the young Yindjibarndi man who died in custody thirty years ago, sparking a royal commission and shining a spotlight on the increasing rates of Indigenous incarceration in our country.

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