QMC Queensland Multicultural Centre
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BEMAC Presents the Joe Geia Band: From Rations to Wages to Treaty
February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Through 16 original songs, iconic singer/songwriter, guitarist, didgeridoo player Joe Geia takes us through his 40-year career writing and performing songs that tell of Indigenous activism, resistance and transformation. Combining music with storytelling, archival footage and his own visual work, Geia tells the stories of strong Elders and leaders who fought to ensure justice for Indigenous peoples. Music and video work together to tell us of Pastor Don Brady, Uncle Willie Thaiday and of his own father, Albie Geia, one of the leaders of the historic 1957 Palm Island strike and the fight for fair wages and conditions. Interwoven stories of resistance and transformation recount the harshness of living under “The Act”, the origins of the Brisbane Blaks movement, and the beginning of Murri Radio. At a time where the Uluru Statement of the Heart is forefront in Australian minds, Joe Geia and his band tell of the fight for justice and sing to a much-needed transformational change.
This will be the inaugural show of BEMAC’s 2023 program. The complete program will be announced at the QMC on February 25, before the start of the show. Join us in celebrating the vibrant diverse creative community and help us elevate the artists and their artistry.
7:30pm, Saturday, February 25th
Queensland Multicultural Centre
102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD
There is very limited parking around the QMC. We encourage all guests to use public transport. QMC is only a 2-minute short walk from the Holman Street Ferry Terminal and bus routes 27 and 234. You can find more info about how to get to QMC at http://qmc.org.au/visit
Presented by BEMAC with support from Arts Queensland