Whose Broken Is This? Book and CD launch

Concert or Performance

30 Mar 2019

Two of Australia’s highly-regarded creative talents have joined forces to collaborate on a unique album of songs, Whose Broken Is This?, to be launched alongside a book of poetry of the same name at Beyond Q Books in Canberra.

Canberra poet John Passant has collaborated with acclaimed singer/songwriter Milena ‘Mili’ Cifali to set John’s poetry to music, with the album incorporating a number of readings by him. The poems are from John’s published volumes, Whose Broken Is This and Other Poems (Ginninderra Press 2018)—also being launched at Beyond Q Books—and Songs for the Band Unformed (Ginninderra Press 2016).

John is a poet as well as a journalist, member of the Canberra Press Gallery for Independent Australia, retired senior tax officer, and tax academic and blogger.

The hauntingly beautiful songs are performed on the album by duo The Awesome (Milena on guitar and vocals, Jim Horvath on bass and percussion), with special guest musicians. Hailing from far-east Gippsland in Victoria, The Awesome are self-described ‘musical gypsies’ who travel and perform constantly around the country, including at the 2018 National Folk Festival.


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30 Mar 2019

Once Only Event


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