Australia’s Black Arm Band at Kahilu Theatre

January 5, 2017, 11:00 AM HST (Updated January 11, 2017, 12:01 PM)

One of Australia’s leading performance art companies, Black Arm Band, will perform their musical theater piece dirtsong at the Kahilu Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.

Black Arm Band is internationally acclaimed for its distinctive music theater performances, powerful visual imagery, and the celebration of indigenous music, culture, and language.

Dirtsong is a musical journey through Australia’s cultural heartland. The performance is set against a backdrop of moving imagery and text inspired by the words of Alexis Wright and features songs performed in thirteen different Aboriginal languages.

The doors will open at 6 p.m. and there will be beverages and snacks available for sale at the bar.


The Voyager Exhibit will also be on display in the Kahilu Theatre galleries.

Tickets are $68, $48, $38, $20 and are available for purchase online, by calling (808) 885-6868, or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, HI 96743, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Black Arm Band will also perform dirtsong at UH Hilo on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Performing Arts Center. Tickets for the Hilo performance are available at the UH Hilo Box Office at (808) 932-7490 or online.



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