Ep 396 – Bob Weatherall & Halfway with William Barton

Bob Weatherall & Halfway with William Barton:

Live at The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, 19 September 2021

Bob Weatherall is a Kamilaroi elder who has been an activist and advocate for First Nations Australians for over forty years. Halfway are a Brisbane alt-country band formed in 2000 and previously featured in episodes 87 and 132 of Live Delay. In 2016, Weatherall, Halfway and digeridoo player William Barton recorded the album “Restless Dream” – a conceptual piece about the repatriation of Aboriginal remains that had been stolen by various museums, universities and government institutions since the colonisation of Australia began.

In 2021 the album was released and in collaboration with Alethea Beetson, “Restless Dream” was performed live onstage as part of the Brisbane Festival, accompanied by vocalist Delmae Barton and dancers from Digi Youth Arts.

Recorded by Will Davy & Scott Mercer
Mixed by Jonathan Virgona
Special thanks to live engineer Will Davy

Show production, engineering and host: Scott Mercer
Originally aired via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 12 June, 2022

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