Jewels in the crown
From a Murray River Aboriginal mission to 1960s St Kilda and on to Vietnam to entertain our troops, the tale of four young Koori songbirds remained one of Australia's great untold stories for decades. Now comes The Sapphires, a movie adapted from humble stage-musical beginnings, that premiered with fanfare at Cannes in May and is soon to open the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Tinpan Orange — Official Website
Critically acclaimed Melbourne indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange enter their tenth year as one of Australia’s most loved brother-sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by her brother, guitarist Jesse Lubitz and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, Tinpan Orange’s 60’s inspired folk has a melancholy, candid and somewhat playful edge.