The Song Keepers - Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Program Launch

Special event! The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (DAAF) is back from 10-12 August 2018. Come along to the program launch where they'll be screening the uplifting Central Australian doco The Song Keepers, an award-winning film from Darwin director Naina Sen.

In the obscure churches of remote Central Australia, a hidden musical legacy of ancient Aboriginal languages, sacred poetry and baroque music is being preserved by four generations of song women who make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir.

Against all odds and with the help of their charismatic conductor, the choir embarks on a historic tour of Germany to take back the hymns that were given to their great grandparents by German missionaries, now sung in their own Aboriginal languages. Together they share their music and stories of cultural survival, identity and cross-cultural collaboration. Come on an adventure as the unlikeliest band on earth goes on tour to the other side of the world!

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“A remarkable and enormously enjoyable documentary about a rather improbable concert tour.”

Sydney Morning Herald

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Thursday 21 June
Deckchair Cinema

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Naina Sen



Running Time

84 minutes


Country of Origin



English; Western Arrernte and Pitjantjatjara with English subtitles