Monday, September 23, 2013

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky: The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley. Newport 2013

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky is a storyteller folk musician who considers the heart of our history to be the relationship between black and white Australians. The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley tracks the epic adventure of a convict’s escape in 1803 from the farthest out-post of the British Empire – Sullivan Bay (Sorrento) on Port Phillip - and explores Buckley’s 32 years with Wathaurong people where he became Murrungurk, a spirit returned from the dead.
   Jan has been travelling with his show performing in a variety of venues including Casltemaine, Cororooke, Stieglitz and Albert Park. His most recent performance was in the Scout Hall in Newport on 21 September.
   The show was supported by:
 Newport Fiddle and Folk Club, Hobsons Bay Council and the local GetUp Reconciliation Group.

  Jan is a member of Storytelling Australia (Victoria) and is the master of the history tale. His research is impeccable and his storytelling flawless.

For more information and Jan’s contact, click HERE


pics: (top to bottom): Arriving early for a front row seat, tuning the banjo, promoting Recognise*, Jan with William Murrungurk Buckley.

*RECOGNISE is the national conversation about updating Australia's constitution to recognise both Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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