Madjitil Moorna (Noongar: magical sounds of the bush)
The WIMWA summit audience were welcomed by beautiful singing from the Madjitil Moorna Choir as the sang Gina William’s song Wanjoo – “The word for ‘welcome’”. A real highlight was the inclusion of Delly Stokes from the Yabu Band singing in Wongatha language.
Madjitil Moorna is a unique community choir that sings Aboriginal songs, led by award-winning Aboriginal performers. They sing for better understanding, challenging old stereotypes as people from all backgrounds open their ears and hearts to explore Aboriginal culture, through song and story.
Everyone is welcome to come and sing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Songs – both old and new, in languages of the country including our local Noongar and English. They rehearse on Mondays at Anderson Road Community Centre, Forrestfield from February to November (except school and public holidays). Please arrive by 6.45pm for a 7pm start. (6.30pm for refreshments)
We practise on Monday nights in Forrestfield (excluding school and public holidays) and perform all over the Perth metro area and across WA when invited.
Since 2006 the choir has performed throughout the Perth Metro area and in the East Kimberley. Audience participation is encouraged. Songs include contemporary and traditional songs, many in Aboriginal languages, including the Noongar language of the South West of WA.
The choir run a school program for which they are seeking funding please email email@example.com or call Jo on 0409116460