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Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Koorlangka Thu 13 Feb Government House Ballroom Thu 13 Feb Government House Ballroom $40 - $45 + BF
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Thu 13 Feb at Government House Ballroom, from $40 - $45 + BF

On the anniversary of the Government apology to the Stolen Generations, award-winning music duo Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse present their evocative Koorlangka. Guitar brilliance and incandescent vocals shine in this exquisite suite of children songs and lullabies written and performed in Noongar. Featuring Russell Holmes on piano and arrangements and the Dolce Ensemble

Traditionally music was used to preserve and pass on language, lore and culture. For 60,000 years, parents and grandparents sang to their children, creating songlines that span from the north to the south, from the east to the west. Nowadays the beautiful languages, songs and stories of the land have been reduced to a whisper, almost wiped out by policies of assimilation. On Noongar country, less than 1% of the people speak Noongar but by engaging all generations through music, Willians and Ghouse are starting to rewrite that script.

Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse have firmly established a reputation for bringing a fresh, modern take on ancient traditions; merging evocative sounds, natural acoustic instruments and poignant stories with Williams’ incredible, beautiful voice. These exceptional performers connect and capture audiences through the power of song. And it’s made even more special when it’s sung in rare Noongar language.

There is a saying that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’, but what happens when the village is burned down and the songs are taken away? Those who remain write a new script and sing it back to life. Join Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse to showcase and connect one of the world’s oldest languages with our youngest generations.

Time & Location

Thu 13 Feb


Government House Ballroom, St Georges Terrace Perth / Gumap


90mins including interval

    • Adult: $45
    • Friend: $40

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