Songs For Freedom – Songs and stories from Roebourne

LOCATION : Shearing Shed

With Lucky Oceans, Fred Ryan, Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Knight), Stephen Pigram, Talya Valenti and David Hyams.

A number of our 2024 festival artists have been involved with the “Songs for Freedom” project, which has been running since 2012 in the North West WA town of Roebourne. The project toured the country in 2023, featuring members of the Roebourne community with some amazing special guests including Shane Howard, Kutcha Edwards, Emma Donovan and Shellie Morris. The project evolved through songwriting workshops in the Roebourne community and Roebourne regional prison, with the aim of raising awareness of the high rates of Aboriginal incarceration, as well as enriching community life through involvement in the arts.

In this workshop the artists will discuss the collaborative song writing methods that were developed in the community and perform some of the resulting songs.