Intercultural Lullabies is the coming together of Noongar and culturally and linguistically diverse families and communities to share Noongar lullabies and create lullabies in multiple languages.
Community Arts Network (CAN) is excited to partner with the City of Mandurah to present this inaugural Intercultural Lullabies project.
We welcome you to join in and sing!
Intercultural Lullabies builds on CAN’s Noongar Lullabies. Since 2015, CAN has been delivering a Noongar language revival arts program with Noongar families. The program has supported communities with preserving and promoting Noongar language and culture, moving towards a future where the next generation of Noongar children are lulled to sleep with songs in their traditional language.
Under the guidance of highly acclaimed Noongar musicians and language facilitators, Charmaine Councillor and Phil Bartlett, community groups
in Mandurah were invited to participate in Intercultural Lullabies. Over a three month period a series of workshops took place where groups created their own versions of Noongar lullabies, translating them into their own languages.
This participatory experience provided a way of transferring knowledge between community members with an overall aim of improving inclusion and understanding between people throughout the City of Mandurah.
This songbook is a celebration of this sharing and an opportunity for all of the community to learn languages and come together, as one, through song.