Songlines Tour

In August 2022, the team from Straight from the Strait embarked on a Songlines Tour that included Cairns, Thursday Island and Logan to share, professionally record, and translate traditional songs from the Westen and Eastern Torres Straight Islands. Preserving, revitalising and celebrating the languages of the Torres Strait are important elements of the Straight from the Strait project.

We engaged with local language experts from Meriam Mir (Y3) and Kala Lagaw (Y1) to ensure accuracy and authenticity. the team to record 10 traditional songs. These songs were also translated, annotated, and compiled into a Lyric and Notation Booklet.

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Lyric and notation book is available as a resource on request.

 

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We acknowledge the First Peoples of the lands on which we create our musical theatre, and the islands and other places from which the stories in this project originate. We pay our respects to our ancestors and elders and to our shared future. We also acknowledge the many Torres Strait community members and creative artists who have contributed to this project.

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