Madjitil Moorna Aboriginal Choir Cockburn Cultural Fair 2018
is a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who sing in language to build understanding, hope and joy. Award-winning Aboriginal songwriters and performers lead the group. People love to listen to the mix of soulful and joyous contemporary and more traditional songs. Madjitil Moorna practices on Monday nights in Forrestfield at the Anderson Rd Community Centre, with visits to other centres. 6.30pm cuppa, 7.00pm – 8.30pm sing. All voices, all backgrounds welcome!
Bring the family along and be inspired by the diversity of foods and culture right on our doorstep. This event highlights the many cultural communities of Cockburn and this year we have cultural dancers, a Mariachi band, roving entertainers and the Madjitil Moorna choir.
History of Madjitil Moorna Aboriginal Choir
The idea for an ‘Aboriginal Choir’ was hatched by Kalamunda Zig Zag Festival organisers in the Perth Hills. The Zig Zag Festival has been an institution in Kalamunda since 1983 – a great family day of free activities and performances but also a showcase for art projects involving different groups in the community.
In 2006 for the first time, one project focussed on Aboriginal culture. Over 13 weeks and led by Aboriginal singer/songwriters Della Rae Morrison and Jessie Lloyd, 35 people of all backgrounds and abilities rehearsed six Aboriginal and TSI songs for a performance at the Festival. The large audience was very moved by the concept and the singing and the group was invited to sing at three more events on the strength of that one performance. And so the choir was born.
Since then, performances all over the Perth metro area have delighted audiences and enriched the lives of the singers. The grass-roots, inclusive and interactive style of the choir appeals to audiences and amongst the singers, wonderful friendships have been cultivated. Each year we collaborate with other groups in different ways, to keep the choir vibrant and full of surprises.
Our trips to Halls Creek in the East Kimberley over 5 years (2009 – 2013) have been life-changing for many singers. Every singer has his/her favourite gigs but it’s when we sense that trust and understanding is building that we feel most proud of what we do.
Madjitil Moorna Aboriginal Choir Cockburn Cultural Fair 2018. – Event date: 7th of April 2018
Cockburn Cultural Fair
The Cockburn Cultural Fair is every year at Harmony Oval, Harvest Lakes, Harmony Ave, Atwell. It is family-oriented and inspired by the diversity of cultures and foods in Cockburn. Organiser: City of Cockburn.
The finals of Cockburn’s Got Talent will also feature at the event, along with other live entertainment, and live cooking demonstrations by local celebrities.
Food and drinks
is available to buy. The great is there is never a long line to refresh your self or get a portion of food. Year by year just fewer people attending this event. It has every year heavy advertising campaign, but it doesn’t work. Even the performers are surprised they came playing for a small family crowd counted 300 people max.