Celebrate music, language, culture and the power of a good yarn at a special live recording of Jen Cloher’s new podcast Everybody’s Trying To Find Their Way Home.
About the Event
‘Bringing my matrilineal language back into my body and onto my tongue has been an enormously grounding process. I no longer identify as Australian. I’m a Māori, Irish and Croatian settler on unceded Aboriginal land.’
When acclaimed songwriter and performer Jen Cloher (Ngāti Kahu, Ngāpuhi) started to learn about their Māori heritage their whole outlook on life changed. In the new podcast series, Everybody’s Trying To Find Their Way Home, Cloher speaks with icons like Dr. Lou Bennett about Sovereign Language Rematriation and Emma Donovan about the lasting legacy of Aunty Ruby Hunter.
At the heart of the podcast is a gentle provocation to us all. What does it feel like when we make the journey towards our own ancestral languages and traditions? How does that journey help to make our occupation on these lands more conscious and embodied? What joy can be found in knowing the stories of strength that come through our own bloodlines?
For Spring Fling, Cloher takes to the stage with a panel of Māori and First Nations songwriters including Uncle Kutcha Edwards, Allara and Breanne Peters. Together they’ll record a special live episode of Everybody’s Trying To Find Their Way Home, complete with an array of joyful musical performances.
Presented in partnership with RMIT Culture
Full Price $30
Tickets for First Nations audience members Free
Accessible toilets available
About the Podcast
Explore more episodes of the Everybody’s Trying to Find Their Way Home podcast.
Artwork by Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho
About Spring Fling
Spring Fling returns in 2023, and this year we’re going Above and Beyond.
We’re looking further, delving deeper, and asking bigger questions with outstanding thinkers who are reshaping our world and envisioning extraordinary futures.
Spring Fling is supported by the Victorian State Government.
Allara is a powerful Yorta Yorta winyarr. She is a storyteller, composer, director, producer, musician and soundscape designer. With humour and integrity, Allara uses the double-bass and sound samples from Country to weave textures for healing in her work “I am Sovereign, I am Free”. Allara̵... Read more
Jen Cloher (Ngāpuhi & Ngāti Kahu) is a songwriter and performer living on unceded Wurundjeri land in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia. Cloher’s taut, terse brand of rock is charged with the static tension that comes with being an eternal misfit; they have spoken truth to power with the shrewd eye... Read more
Multi-award winner Kutcha Edwards uses his mesmeric music to create connections across cultures, generations, and spaces. His charismatic stage presentations deepen our understanding of Australia’s first people. Kutcha is a proud Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, Nari Nari man, is a strong advocate for Ab... Read more
Breanne Peters (Kai Tahu, Ngāti Ruanui, Te Atiawa) was born and raised in Naarm (Melbourne) and didn’t know anything about her Māori heritage until a trip home to Aotearoa a few years ago. While she was there, she had a physical reaction to being on her land that changed the course of her life. ... Read more
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