The Song Peoples Sessions
The Song Peoples Sessions completed CDs.

Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen: Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu - Together We Are Strong, available through Waralungku Arts in Borroloola and Barkly Regional Arts in Tennant Creek.

For more information about Shellie Morris please visit her website here 
http://www.shelliemorris.net

Warren H Williams and the Warumungu Songmen: Winanjjara - Songman, available through ABC Music and all good music stores, and the Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre in Tennant Creek.

For more information about Warren H Williams please visit his website here
http://www.warrenhwilliams.com/

The Song Peoples Sessions completed CDs.

Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen: Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu - Together We Are Strong, available through Waralungku Arts in Borroloola and Barkly Regional Arts in Tennant Creek.

For more information about Shellie Morris please visit her website here
http://www.shelliemorris.net

Warren H Williams and the Warumungu Songmen: Winanjjara - Songman, available through ABC Music and all good music stores, and the Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre in Tennant Creek.

For more information about Warren H Williams please visit his website here
http://www.warrenhwilliams.com/

NGAMBALA WIJI LI-WUNUNGU - CD LAUNCH - Borroloola June 2012

On Thursday 28 June, the voices of Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen and their families rang out across Borroloola as they performed songs from the two CDs that comprise Ngambala Wiji li-Wunungu – Together We Are Strong.

Leanne Norman, who welcomed the audience in Yanyuwa, affirmed the significance of the album launch: ‘After talking and dancing, I felt really strong and proud.’ And Shellie said, ‘My people brought me home.’

On behalf of Shellie Morris, the Yanyuwa, Marra, Garrwa and Gudanji families, and the Song Peoples Sessions team, we would like to thank all the organisations and individuals who supported this project for their invaluable contributions to Ngambala Wiji li-Wunungu. It’s a wonderful journey that is continuing on, with a performance at the Darwin Festival on 12 August.

The album is now available for purchase from Barkly Regional Arts in Tennant Creek, and from Waralungku Arts in Borroloola. Play it loud!

NGAMBALA WIJI LI-WUNUNGU, CD LAUNCH - Borroloola, June 2012

NGAMBALA WIJI LI-WUNUNGU, CD LAUNCH - Borroloola, June 2012

The Song Peoples Sessions and Shellie Morris were reunited with the Borroloola Songwomen for the long-awaited CD launch of Ngambala Wiji li-Wunungu - Together We Are Strong.

A busy week ensued with many reunions, rehearsals and preparations for the concert.

A big thank you to Minister Malarndirri McCarthy, Barkly Regional Arts/Winanjjikari Music Centre, Waralungku Arts, Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association, Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Unit, St Ignatius College - Riverview, McArthur River Mine, Scully Fund, Fred Hollows Foundation, NT Department of Education and Training and the Roper Gulf Shire Youth Centre for all their support in helping with the week’s activities.

Thank you to the local audience of approximately 400 people who turned out to celebrate the proud occasion.

(All photos by Benjamin Bayliss)

Shellie Morris, the Yanyuwa Songwomen and the Gondwana National Indigenous Children’s Choir perform ‘li-Anthawirriyarra’ at the Sydney Opera House for the DEADLY AWARDS 2011.

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SINGING YANYUWA IDENTITY

This chorus is a rough cut of Li-Anthawirriyarra a traditional/contemporary collaboration born from saltwater people their Yanyuwa identity and connection to the country. It involves the traditional singers, Shellie Morris and children from Borroloola .

Waliwaliyangu li-Anthawirriyarra 

li-Yanyuwa

Calling from island to island

we Yanyuwa

At the Ngukurr Arts Centre: Linguist Greg Dickson with Marra translators working on translations of Marra singer Fannie Numamurdirdi’s Song Peoples Sessions recordings from Numbulwar.

Shellie Morris, the Yanyuwa Songwomen and the Gondwana Children’s Choir perform ‘li-Anthawirriyarra’ at the Sydney Opera House for the DEADLY AWARDS 2011. (Photos courtesy Vibe Australia and Heidi Riederer.)

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An example of a collaborative song between Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen.

Desert Harmony Festival 2011

(Photos courtesy Artback NT Arts Touring and Development - Wayne Quilliam)

Desert Harmony Festival 2011

(Photos courtesy Artback NT Arts Touring and Development - Wayne Quilliam)

Desert Harmony Festival 2011

(Photos courtesy Artback NT Arts Touring and Development - Wayne Quilliam)