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The 2021 UPRISING: SONGS OF RESISTANCE is a concert to remember the Holocaust, celebrate cultural survival and inspire continued resistance to racism using song and story. 


The concert boasts a powerful line-up including Djirri Djirri Dance Group, Paul Kelly, Julia Stone, Deborah Conway, Shane Howard & Ernie Gruner, Jess Hitchcock, Maria Tumarkin, Harry James Angus, Kee’ahn, Arnold Zable, Paul Grabowsky & Sophia Brous, Emily Lubitz.

The 2021 UPRISING: SONGS OF RESISTANCE starts at the close of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance and Heroism Day). The Jewish community will have just completed a 24 hour mourning window, which as it opens, we honour all that we mourn while celebrating ongoing survival.

Yom Hashoah marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In 1943, prisoners of the Warsaw Ghetto courageously took action and held off Nazi troops for almost a month. They saved thousands of lives before they were overpowered.

In 2021, UPRISING: SONGS OF RESISTANCE  is being premiered by Festival Jewish Art & Music and curated for the Museum of Inherited Memories by Siân Darling. The descendant of Holocaust survivors, Darling sees story and song as the sharpest tools to document and celebrate ongoing survival and resistance to racism, antisemitism and other forms of bigotry.


This intimate concert invites us to commemorate, honour, reflect and resist.

The concert takes place on the land of the Boon Wurrung People.

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