Charmaine Councillor and Phil Bartlett performing at the launch of Nganyang Nyit Maawit
Bringing the community together to write and record an album of heartfelt songs in Noongar language, Lullabies Mandurah resulted in seven original songs, ten story dolls, a printed songbook, lively community celebration, music industry award nomination and – perhaps most importantly – strengthened connections to community, culture, and language.
Central to the project’s success, traditional language and dollmaking workshops delivered by Noongar artist facilitators encouraged participants to learn practical skills and share their personal stories in a supportive environment while contributing to a community project that will help connect future generations to Noongar culture for years to come.
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“It was a real privilege to work on this project. I felt honoured to work with everyone on the song writing and recording process. It was beautiful. It opened my eyes up.”
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