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Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir a True Cultural Experience

SOUND checks are well under way for the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir who are performing a sold-out show at the Lighthouse tonight.

The choir comprises of 36 members dressed in indigenous prints and singing sacred music from the European tradition but in their own languages.

Choir member Nicholas Williams said the performance would be a cultural experience to be enjoyed by many.

“(There will be) good singing (and) harmonising in language,” he said.

“All of our songs are in language, so in the Western Arrarnta and Pitjantjatjara languages.”

Dressed head to toe in indigenous print, the choir is really a sight to behold.

“All these costumes were made in Titjikala,” he said.

“There are two ladies in the choir who are part of the project to make these designs.”

The choir is performing as part of the Darwin Festival which wraps up today.


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