Mission Songs Project

Position: vocal quartet

Mission Songs Project faithfully explores the musical journey of Indigenous Australian music as Jessie Lloyd connects the traditional with contemporary, revealing the continuation of cultural practice and song traditions into the 21st Century.

Mission Songs Project performance is inspired by Indigenous singing and song traditions. The vocal quartet is made up of some of Australia’s finest Indigenous vocalists, presenting a rarely public performance styles and narratives found in Indigenous communities, such as family gatherings, social events and yarns over a cuppa. Story-telling is a major component of the performance as it gives historical context and moving personal experiences into the tunes sung from the mission days, making the show warm, humorous and heartfelt.

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