Warranma! Sing in Language Theona Councillor Warralgurniya | Perth Festival
Audience: All Ages
Ticket Prices: $17 - $19
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Presented in partnership with WAM, Perth Festival and Nannup Music Festival through their Remote Artist Access initiative.
Bring the whole family to an afternoon celebrating First Nations language and song at Perth Festival. Hear new music that shines a spotlight on ancient cultures as part of a WAM, Perth Festival and Nannup Music Festival initiative to bring regional and remote First Nations artists to festivals audiences.
Theona Councillor and Warralgurniya are joined by special guests through the afternoon in this special show which brings together artists from regional WA who are keeping their languages alive through music.
Naaguja woman Theona Councillor from the Mid-West region has immersed herself in the culture and language to sing and write a new album on songs in her native Naaguja Wangga. This language has not been widely spoken in over 40 years and has not been shared in song for even longer.
Warralgurniya (singing) is a cross-cultural musical collaboration born from the language work of Thiinma Elder Peter Salmon, the last fluent speaker of the Thiinma and Warriyangga languages of the Upper Gascoyne region. Expertly weaving contemporary yarns informed by ancient knowledge, Uncle Peter collaborates with musician Rosie Sitorus to craft melodies and musical arrangements drawing on contemporary country, blues and folk influences, as well as his recollection of Thiinma song tradition taught to him by his old people.