(L-R) Esther Schipp, Zairyn Burke and Charmaine Councillor
Intercultural Lullabies Bunbury is a celebration of language and culture through song. It is the coming together of Noongar and intercultural communities to share lullabies, language and culture.
This project created a space where children, families and communities can share their culture and build a deeper connection to the land we are all living on.
This project was led by talented local artists Charmaine Councillor and Zairyn Burke alongside Project Coordinator Esther Schipp. Building on CAN’s Noongar Lullabies project held in Bunbury in 2018, participants had the opportunity to translate these original Noongar songs into multiple languages.
Join Community Arts Network and the Bunbury community in the songbook launch of Intercultural Lullabies Bunbury on 26 November 2022. More information and registration here.
Artwork by Korrine Bennell
Intercultural Lullabies Bunbury is supported by the Australian Council for the Arts and the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
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Esther is passionate about communities, having been in the Community Services sector for over 20 years working with many different people both professionally and personally. She has facilitated many groups and likes seeing the engagement and growth of individuals.
Esther will be working on the Intercultural Lullabies project in Bunbury, bringing people together from different cultures and backgrounds, with a focus on unity and harmony through the creation of lullabies. She believes that collaboration and synergy can have a positive impact on mental health.
Esther spends her downtime playing Words with Friends 2 online or enjoying a meal together with friends.
Language Facilitator and Musician
Charmaine Councillor is a talented Noongar language facilitator from Bunbury. She is a brilliant musician and is the singer and guitarist of her band WARANGKA.
Charmaine is also an author and artist of five children’s books in both Noongar and English and was a consultant and writer for children’s NITV program Waabiny Time.
Her aspirations are to encourage her community to embrace and continue to revive and maintain Noongar Language for future generations.
Zairyn (Zai) is a Filipina singer-songwriter and musical theatre actor who enjoys her current work as a solo artist and frontwoman of an indie-rock band “Pisces and The Realists”.
She is also the creator/facilitator of the fun singing confidence workshop “Sing for a Friend”.
She has been involved in a number of multicultural community event projects as a performer and musician.