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Six Indigenous Lullabies Available On ABC Kids To Play During Sleep and Rest Time

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ABC KIDS listen commissioned six Indigenous language tracks for their Lullabies program.

These beautiful songs, with themes about the natural world and sweet dreams, provide a soothing soundtrack to help little ones gently drop off to sleep.

Larrakia Lullaby - The Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo - June Mills is a senior Larrakia elder and renowned songwriter and performer. June wrote Larrakia Lullaby and directed Lena Kellie to perform it in the rarely heard Larrakia language.
Buddy’s Lullaby - Languages: Ndjébbana (central-western Arnhem Land) and English sung by Noni Eather and Caiti Baker. Buddy’s lullaby was written by Caiti Baker and Noni Eather.
Nabárrdja -The Little Crab - The Little Crab is sung in Na-Kara and English by the Ripple Effect band members, Rona Lawrence, Marita Wilton, Rachel Thomas and Jodie Kell.
Wirrumu -The Moon - Sung in Yolngu Matha languages (from northeast Arnhem Land) & English by Manuel Dhurrkay & Caiti Baker.
Ngarradj- The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo - Sung in Kunwinjku (western Arnhem Land) & English by Jean Burrunali and Phoebe Wear. Jean is the lead singer of the band Wildflower, Phoebe Wear is an emerging pop singer.
Ngorra’ka - Sleep baby sleep - Sung in Yolngu Matha (north eastern Arnhem Land) & English by Johnathon Yunupingu and Serina Pech. Johnathon Yunupingu was a member of the Saltwater Band and is a brother of Gurrumul Yunupingu and as well as a co-writer on a couple of Gurrumul songs. Serina Pech is a Top End singer-songwriter who worked with Johnno to create this beautiful song.

To Listen: Indigenous Lullabies

New Indigenous Lullabies, ABC Kids







Last modified on Saturday, January 20, 2024
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