Part of the Festival of Jewish Art and Music (FOJAM), Paul Kelly and Julia Stone lead an exciting list of musicians who'll perform together as part of Uprising: Songs Of Resistance.
A concert – to be staged 8 April at Memo Music Hall in Melbourne – inspired to honour resistance to racism, fascism and antisemitism through song and story, it was conceived by The Museum of Inherited Memories and curated by Siân Darling, a descendant of Holocaust survivors.
"Uprising asks artists to perform as resistance against racism, antisemitism and forms of bigotry," Siân says.
"Activism often demands empathy as the catalyst for such demanding work. What better way to inspire empathy than through stories? What easier way to explore such painful subjects than through song?
"I've found myself in conversations about human rights where the rights of Jewish people in the face of antisemitism seem off the agenda. I want all people who object to bigotry to resist together, leaving no people behind."
Joining Paul Kelly and Julia Stone will be Deborah Conway, Kee'ahn, Harry Angus, Paul Grabowsky, Sophia Brous and many more.
Tickets to the event have sold out, but tickets do remain for the livestream of the concert
(which will be available for 72 hours after the concert's completion).FOJAM presents Uprising: Songs Of Resistance at Memo Music Hall (Melbourne) 8 April.