Noongar lullaby class goes online

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Noongar Lullabies starts with a 10-week language program over July and September
Camera IconNoongar Lullabies starts with a 10-week language program over July and September Credit: CAN

People can have a go at being a singer-songwriter and learn how to write their own lullaby in Noongar thanks to the Community Arts Network Noongar Lullabies program.

Noongar Lullabies starts with a 10-week language program over July and September when participants can join language facilitator Charmaine Councillor for an hour and a half each week to learn and share Noongar language.

In October through to November, after the 10 sessions, participants will have the chance to work with professional artists and producers, including singer-songwriter Phil Bartlett, to write and record a lullaby.

The lullabies will be made into an album and songbook later in the year.

Participants will need a smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam and access to internet, plus a willingness to sing and be available to attend the online language classes.

Lullabies is a five-year integrated arts and language program specifically designed for Noongar parents, babies and grandparents, providing the basis for learning Noongar and transferring the language into creative outcomes.

Lullabies is produced by CAN in collaboration with Noongar elders and their families.

This is the first time CAN has run the program online.

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