Music and Language are a natural pair.
For tens of thousands of years, the rich and beautiful sounds of thousands of languages washed across this earth.
Over all of Australia it is believed there were more than five hundred at one time. Around two hundred years ago, a new language began to replace them, sweeping across Australia with such force that some parts of it could no longer hear the voices that told its stories and held its secrets.
Over the years the women have found a collective passion for music and song. Some just love to sing and others wants to see their songs passed on the younger women. It was decided that for one meeting the women would each bring a song in their language to share with the others.
This is a wonderful (short!) film about these women in Australia learning to sing so they can learn and share their mother tongues. It is beautiful, funny and charismatic!
Watch video HERE