At Ormiston Gorge a program of riveting highlights, including the mighty Soweto Gospel Choir, wound up the 10 day Desert Song Festival, an incomparable experience of what unites us all. STORY by KIERAN FINNANE, VIDEO by ERWIN CHLANDA.
The Desert Song concert in Ormiston Gorge on the weekend was a powerful example of what an Aboriginal art gallery could do for Alice Springs, as long as it “gets people out on the road and connected to place,” says MLA for Stuart, Scott McConnell.
With Desert Song Morris Stuart has created a festival that is a reflection of what it aspires to – a peaceful, just and inclusive world – offering a richly mixed cultural experience in Australia's heartland. KIERAN FINNANE reports. Video by ERWIN CHLANDA.
What better place could Desert Song's assembled choirs have sung their songs of blessing, for peace, and of the strength found through acting together for change. KIERAN FINNANE and ERWIN CHLANDA were at Ormiston Gorge for Sunday's concert.