TORRES STRAIT SONG AND DANCE
On the surface, childhood games seem like pure fun — but they are also an important record of who we are and where we come from. From spinning tops to string figures, this wildly entertaining and colourfully costumed ensemble show how culture and history are passed on through singing and dancing. By comparing their own childhood games to those from the remote Torres Strait, students come to understand the importance of traditions, and to be thankful to those who teach them. Presented by Musica Viva In Schools in conjunction with NAISDA.
DUJON NIUE vocals, dancer, guitar, ukulele, warup, thrumm
NORAH BAGIRI vocals, dancer, warup, thrumm
PEGGY MISI vocals, dancer, warup, thrumm
HANS AHWANG vocals, dancer, warup, thrumm
JIMMY LUFFMAN vocals, dancer, warup, thrumm
"We are excited to share our learning of Torres Strait traditions and skills through music, dance and children's games." Dujon Niue, Wyniss