Keeping Language Alive

Did you know that over 250 indigenous languages were spoken when Europeans first arrived in Australia? Now only 120 languages are still spoken. Many are lost as elders pass away.

It sounds pretty wild but we have an opportunity to help preserve a language this year. We’ve been tasked with building a small recording studio on Elcho Island that will allow Yolngu elders to record cultural songs and stories in Warramiri.

Warramiri is considered an endangered language spoken by only a handful of people and we have a chance to help preserve it, to get people excited about hearing it. 

This is just some of the equipment we are taking. This will enable the community to record vocals, guitars, drums, didgereedoo plus piano and midi instruments also. 

If you’re excited to help make this happen, Donate now to our online fundraiser.

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