Yinga Choir Performance

Watch the mesmerising Yinga Choir sing Indigenous songs, in a unique and moving performance.

Led by musician and choir leader Catherine Nolan, the Yinga Choir formed earlier this year to learn a range of soulful Indigenous songs. The word ‘Yinga’ means ‘to sing’ in Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung languages.

This project is being presented to celebrate International Year of Indigenous Languages and the dhumba-njan dhumba-njarr (speak-I speak-you) exhibition currently on display at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum.

For thousands of years, language for the Wurundjeri of Yarra Ranges was not just about communication. It bound families and clans together and connected them deeply to the land. After colonisation, many Indigenous languages faced near extinction.

Music is key to the preservation and revival of language. Singing in Indigenous language is especially important for passing traditions and cultural identity across generations.

Image: ‘Because of Her, We Can’ by Deb Prout

Duration: 60 minutes

The Memo, Healesville
Sun 11 Aug 2pm

Under 16 FREE, bookings essential

Healesville Memorial Hall
The Memo, 235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville
1300 368 333

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