Desert Song festival in Alice Springs celebrates the magic of singing, showcasing a diversity of works performed by Aboriginal and community choirs.
Over 10 days each September, singers, musicians and audiences from Alice Springs and Central Australia and visitors to the region experience something special. Choirs from the vibrant multi-cultural community come together to present a series of events that showcase the voice: the singer and the song.
Desert Song Festival 2016 is set to continue that tradition with a much expanded vision and program. The usual 'suspects' - Asante Sana and other Alice-based choirs and smaller ensembles, individual performers, and groups from different sacred music traditions will again join together in a number of events in a celebration of the singer and the song -through major concerts, chamber concerts, workshops, a Festival Club and an 'open stage'. African freedom songs, Aboriginal traditional and sacred music, ballads, classical compositions, Caribbean folk music and a cappella singing will again make their appearance on the cultural smorgasbord that is Central Australia.