Intercultural Lullabies 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, and to create lullabies in multiple languages.
The project launched with a workshop at the Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School. We were thrilled to have Noongar elders (Melba Wallam, Phyllis Bennell & Gloria Dann), City of Bunbury Councillor Gabi Ghasseb, his wife Rita and school principal Karen Augustson attend the workshop. The group sang lullabies together and learned to pronounce words in different languages. Some little ones fell asleep to the soothing sounds of the lullabies during the workshop.
The second workshop of this project was held at Yallo Dalyellup. During this workshop the group learned about the similarities and differences of the dialectical groups within a country ( 3 within Philippines, 2 within Noongar country and 2 Chinese heritage).
It was a delight to have some men join the workshops.
There is still an opportunity to be a part of this project!!
Workshops are held until 26 October at either:
Tuesday - 1pm - 2:30pm at Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School
Wednesday - 5:30pm - 7:30pm at Yallo Dalyellup