Svara Bhumi

Dewan Sri Pinang, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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Svara Bhumi will be organized at Dewan Sri Pinang, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Georgetown, George Town, Penang on 29th July 2016 - 30th July 2016 (Friday - Saturday).

* For more information, please visit this website http://georgetownfestival.com/event/svara-bhumi/

30% early bird discount available from 8-21 June 2016!

The official opening show of GTF this year is Svara Bhumi (Songs of the Earth), a tribute to our land and its indigenous music. One of Australia’s leading aboriginal bands, the Black Arm Band, will be performing along with New Zealand artist Ria Hall and members of Malaysian tribe Mah Meri. They will be joined by local musician Alena Murang and Indonesian singer/ songwriter Ayu Laksmi.


The Black Arm Band is led by a strategic team of Australia’s foremost indigenous artists. Their musical tradition and presentation has been forged from over 40,000 years of living with culture, and now, infused with contemporary styles that have been adopted by Australian aboriginals. The Mah Meri is an ethnic group native to western part of Malaysia and one of 18 Orang Asli groups named by the  Malaysian government. At the concert, Alena Murang will play the sape, a traditional lute instrument made from wood. The multi-talented Ayu Laksmi is well-known for singing in five languages, Sanskrit, Balinese and English.


“The Black Arm Band reminds me of the long struggle and the long journey we’ve been on.  Thirty years ago, we were marching for justice down the city streets, but now, we’re telling our stories in the concert halls.” - Archie Roach

  • - No Latecomers.
  • - No admittance for Children under 6 years of Age.
  • - The Organizer reserves the right and ultimate discretion to refuse admission to customers taking health & safety, environmental and security concerns into account.

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