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Singing on Country

Part of NAIDOC Week at the MCA

Hear from two musical groups made up of strong women as they share the meaning of their songs, language and family. Drop in to enjoy their music and hear insight on how they are using music to explore language revitalisation.


Tari miba inyam ngalawaba – We will always live here
Sisters Maddy and Lille Madden are 2 young women filled with creative talent and inspiration making their way in the world. Already accomplished artists in many fields, their talent and beauty signals the strength of the next generation. The Tari Miba song was composed by Lille Madden who drew inspiration from a young woman Patyegarang who lived at the time of British colonisation.

Music trio Biliirr, featuring Yuwaalaraay sisters Lucy Simpson, Nardi Simpson and Jilda Andrews. Lucy Simpson is a renowned artist and designer of textile and homewares brand Gaawaa Miyay, Nardi Simpson is an accomplished singer/songwoman and a member of The Stiff Gins. Jilda Andrews is a museum practitioner at National Museum Australia and a Ph.D. candidate at Australian National University. Performing as Biliirr (translated as black cockatoo) they offer audiences a gift of country through song and story.



Wednesday 5 July 2017 from 7.30pm to 8.30pm


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