NAIDOC Week Music in the Library: Amos Roach

Join us for a captivating musical performance with Amos Roach as part of our NAIDOC Week Celebrations.

Thursday 11 July | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm | St Kilda Library

Join us for a captivating musical performance with Amos Roach at St Kilda Library as part of our NAIDOC Week Celebrations. Amos Roach is a proud Ngarrandjerri/ Djab Wurrung/Gunditj Mara man.

His music presents a narrative of healing, told with song and dance. Amos’s voice travels between the Desert, the Riverland and the Saltwater to the city like smoke from a fire. Amos is a cultural practitioner. Traditional First Nations culture informs the fundamentals of his craft. His music is part of the song-line that connects people and Country. His dances reconnect country to culture. Everything Amos does is music.

If he is not playing an instrument, he is listening and exploring new sounds. Australian Reggae imagines a fusion of traditional and contemporary indigenous music. Amos plays his own songs, founded in rhythm with the Didgeridoo and Flamenco influenced Rap music, family ballads and Rock that shakes the ground and compels us to dance. A lilt of smoke, the Riverland echoes and we can feel the sand and saltwater rushing through the veins of Amos’s voice as he carries the song lines from the desert to our ears.

NAIDOC Week

National NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in the first week of July each year (Sunday to Sunday), to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to learn about First Nations cultures and histories and participate in celebrations of the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth.

You can support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held across the country. 

Please visit https://www.naidoc.org.au/ for more information.

Reserve Your Spots

These sessions are FREE and you can book via the link below or by giving us a call.

Accessibility: This event is wheelchair accessible. If you require any additional needs to enjoy this event, please contact us so we can help accommodate.

Phone: (03) 9209 6655 Email: libprograms@portphillip.vic.gov.au