RISING

Big Name, No Blankets

A rock’n’roll story celebrating the trailblazing music icons, Warumpi Band, inspired by tales from founding member Sammy Tjapanangka Butcher.

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Event Details

Category

Performing Arts Guide

Event Starts

May 31, 2024 19:00

Event Ends

Jun 2, 2024 20:45

Add to Calendar 05/31/2024 12:00 AM 06/02/2024 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne Big Name, No Blankets A rock’n’roll story celebrating the trailblazing music icons, Warumpi Band, inspired by tales from founding member Sammy Tjapanangka Butcher.
Venue

Melbourne Town Hall

Location

90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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Big Name, No Blankets is a rock’n’roll story celebrating the legacy of the trailblazing music icons, Warumpi Band. It’s a show full of heart featuring their hit songs, and a performance inspired by tales from charismatic founding member and guitarist, Sammy Tjapanangka Butcher.

Warumpi Band is the original First Peoples rock band to sing in language, known for their anthems ‘Blackfella/Whitefella’, ‘My Island Home’ and ‘Jailanguru Pakurnu’. Big Name, No Blankets is inspired by their rise to the top, weaving intimate storytelling with these songs to take us on a journey from Warumpi Band’s beginnings in 1980 – jamming on a flour drum in Papunya – through to their wild nights conquering pub rock and touring the world.

You’re invited into the world of these central desert legends. Stomp your feet, clap your hands and sing along as you get swept away by this big-hearted story.

Presented with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company as part of RISING this June. Tickets on sale now: bit.ly/3xVUpog


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