Ears Wide Open: WATA in Conversation

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Delve into the music, culture, and ritual behind MSO 2021 Composer in Association Paul Grabowsky's new work, WATA, coming in May to MSO.LIVE. WATA: A Gathering for Manikay Performers, Improvising Soloists and Orchestra is a powerful new collaboration between MSO’s 2021 Composer in Residence, Paul Grabowsky AO, David Yipininy Wilfred, and his brother Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred, which celebrates the ceremonial song cycles of the Wagilak people of northeastern Arnhem Land. Rwandese-British Composer, Artist, Broadcaster Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe hosts Grabowsky, the Wilfred brothers and members of the Australian Art Orchestra as they explore – through story, conversation and song – the culture, country and music of Wata. Featuring Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe host Paul Grabowsky AO David Yipininy Wilfred Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred Aviva Endean Peter Knight Ears Wide Open is proudly presented by TarraWarra Estate, and supported by City of Melbourne and Creative Victoria.

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