Crossing Roper Bar is a visionary exploration of the music traditions of Australia’s first people by the Australian Art Orchestra in collaboration with the Wagilak songmen from Ngukurr, south east Arnhem Land and, for the first time, legendary Broome-based musician Stephen Pigram.

This is in an equal exchange of knowledge through a dialogue centred on music. An electrifying marriage of the very old with the very new, Crossing Roper Bar 2013 is a celebration of country, of ceremony, and of the power of music to build enduring bridges across cultures, time and space.

“An intense, moving musical experience, “ The Australian