From the nation’s heart to Hobart, hear the songs of central Australia

Hot on the heels of a Boomerang tour of Germany, the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir is heading to Hobart.

The choir, which toured Germany last year, will perform at one of Australia’s premier singers’ festivals, the Hobart Festival of Voices, which runs until July 17.

It will be the second leg of a debut Australian tour for the 30-member choir which sings sacred music in the Western Arrernta and Pitjantjatjara languages of the Northern Territory and South Australia, along with new music.

While in Hobart the choir will perform a ticketed concert at the Odeon Theatre on July 3. It will also give a special half-hour, free performance at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on July 5 from 1pm to 1.30pm as part of NAIDOC week.

Also watch for it at the free Salamanca Big Sing and Bonfire on July 8 where it will join hundreds of other choristers in one big Festival of Voices event.

The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir is a combined choir from Alice Springs Lutheran Church, Ntaria, Areyonga, Titjikala, Mutitjulu and Docker River Communities.

It performed at Denmark’s Festival of Voice in WA earlier this month, and will follow on from Tasmania with performances at the Darwin Festival in August and the Desert Song Festival in Alice Springs in September.

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