Rekindled Systems

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Rekindled Systems

Rekindled Systems is the song Yorta Yorta artist Allara sang that called in the spirit of Ukrainian Canadian artist Olenka Toroshenko. The following day it was Olenka’s recitation of ‘Walk into the Fire’ that unlocked the passageway to what has become a deep kinship and creative collaboration. While cutting beets for borscht on Sviat Vechir (Ukrainian Christmas) in Jan 2020, the pair realised they are BOTH descendants of people who survived genocides intended to annihilate a peoples and their cultural identity. With resilience and direct intent, Allara and Olenka call upon the guidance of their Elders and Ancestors to navigate the troubling state of our current cultural paradigm and planet. Rekindled Systems is a living document, an ode to Mother Earth’s beings that activates the power of language, story, song and ceremony to heal spirit and culture.

Featuring performances from special guests Corey Theatre and Monica Jasmine Karo .

Rekindled Systems is supported by Creative Victoria and Australia Council.