Process Lab: In Conversation with Deline Briscoe [Melbourne]
Process Lab: In Conversation with Deline Briscoe [Melbourne]

Event Information


Sunday June 2, 2024
5:00 PM


The Channel
St Kilda Rd
Melbourne, Victoria 3004

Auslan Interpreter/s


Language/ Cultural Consultant


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Experience an intimate in conversation with renowned Yalanji singer/songwriter Deline Briscoe, as she engages in a captivating yarn with Dr. Lou Bennett.

Together, they will delve into Deline’s artistic and creative journeys, have the privilege of listening to Deline’s enchanting live performance and gain insights into her role as Artistic Director of BLAKTIVISM.

About Deline Briscoe

Deline Briscoe is an internationally acclaimed singer songwriter hailing from the Yalanji of far northern Australia. Deline stands as a powerful embodiment of her deep Yalanji heritage and Gospel vocal prowess.

With a career spanning over two decades, she has graced the stage alongside renowned Australian vocalists such as Archie Roach, Lou Bennett, Paul Kelly and Emma Donovan. Her global journey has seen collaborations with remarkable ensembles including Black Arm Band and Mission Songs Project.

Deline’s progressive journey as a Yalanji woman of song upholds cultural song traditions through her language connection. Her unique sound is Rainforest Soul – acoustic roots with harmonies interweaving vocal lines that seamlessly move between traditional and contemporary songlines.

The centrepiece of Deline’s recent journey is her artistic direction in the inspiring BLAKTIVISM. This event serves as a powerful celebration of Blak Cultures and Blak Artivism in this country.

Through BLAKTIVISM, ancient songs are rekindled across the region, weaving a tapestry of cultural heritage and contemporary creative expression. The focus is on reconnecting with age-old traditions, igniting a renewed sense of identity and resonating with the pulse of modern artistic innovation.

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