Deadly Brothers Part of Live! Queensland band culture State Library of Queensland 11 May – 15 Sep

11 May – 15 September, State Library of Queensland

Celebrate the soundtrack of our state as State Library of Queensland sets the stage for the music of Queensland with Live! Queensland band culture. Providing an Indigenous perspective to the program is kuril dhagun’s Deadly Brothers, the music-packed sequel to the female-only Flash Women exhibition.

Discover our Deadly Brothers – Murri men who have made their name in music across a range of genres and ages from the 1940s to today; through opera, to rock, to electronic and more. Five musicians, whose inspiration is drawn from their culture, are thrown into the spotlight and presented through interviews, personal items, lyrics, ephemera and music itself.

Deadly Brothers opens on 11 May at the first of our Second Saturday programs, I heart Queensland – a day of free musical performances, talks, films and special events.

Image credit: Jackie Anderson, Angus Rabbitt, Freddie Douglas entertaining at the Cherbourg Hall, ca. 1960 Acc. 68859, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland