Connecting remote Indigenous youth to art through culture, and culture through art
The Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation’s vision is to create greater opportunities for remote Indigenous young people to realise their full potential and contribute to culturally vibrant and sustainable communities.
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Children’s Songs project
The Children’s Songs project will collaborate with teachers, musicians and translators of six remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory to collect, translate and perform their children’s songs. It will provide a creative and positive opportunity for Indigenous young people from remote communities to actively participate in the arts. It will create a safe space for the young people to further investigate their cultural traditions by learning their songs and acquiring the skills to perform to Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences.
Gurrumul’s Foundation was established in April 2013 with a clear purpose to engage and support young Indigenous Australians – particularly in remote communities – through long term programs and activities that build on their strengths and give them hope for the future.
Gurrumul was raised on Elcho Island, off the coast of North East Arnhem Land, as a member of the Gumatj clan. Born blind, his powerfully emotive yet fragile voice has affected the public unlike any other Australian artist. His songs covered themes of identity, spirit, connection with the land and its elements across multiple Yolngu languages as well as English.