Ni! Bilyada Waanginy Listen! The Rivers are Speaking & Meeka Moorart Full Moon Celebration
Last year, in the season of Makuru, the Danjoo Koorliny Walking Together Social Impact Festival visited Gurndandulup to watch the full moon rise, and to begin learning a moon song. This year, we returned to Gurndandulup at the beginning of the season of Djilba.
For 2020, the leaders of Danjoo Koorliny have recorded the Meeka Moorart Full Moon song with Noongar singers including Noel Nannup, Richard Walley, Farley Garlett, Josie Hansen, Carol Innes, Ezra Jacobs-Smith, Elisha Jacobs-Smith and Kobi Morrison, along with John Butler, Iain Grandige and Zal Kanga-Parabia (this song will be made available once it is ready) and others. They have also invited Karen Hethey and Zoe Street to work with other artists on a COVID-sized version of a long-term puppetry project called Ni! Bilyada Waanginy - Listen! The Rivers are Speaking which will also be shared during the Meeka Moorart Full Moon Celebration. (This event will be co-presented by Propel Youth Arts and UWA Music.)