“The voice of the artist not only records, but shapes attitudes, plants seeds and facilitates change. The voice of the artist facilitates the voice of others.” – Richard Frankland
Operating in the thriving Melbourne music scene for over two decades Songlines has achieved great success gaining a wider acceptance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Music.
Songlines represents the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music sector and provides opportunities for Victorian based Indigenous musicians and performers to develop skills, showcase their artistic abilities and engage with the arts sector at an industry standard.
Songlines holds some of Victoria’s largest Indigenous music events; providing a valuable contribution to Indigenous social and economic development through the arts by promoting ownership, cultural pride and unity. Our dedicated youth program is a seeding ground for tomorrow’s Indigenous art and artists.
Songlines artistic aim is to promote, support and present contemporary Indigenous music, arts and culture and to stimulate dialog around the role of Indigenous arts in Australian culture. This provides a platform for artists to be a voice of the Indigenous community, which in turn will contribute to the overall voice of Australia.