BIG SHOUT OUT TO GINA WILLIAMS = just awarded ARTIST OF THE YEAR at the NAIDOC PERTH AWARDS which honour the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Gina has just released her debut album KALYAKOORL with Guy Ghouse, a beautiful album sung in the Noongar language - the first ever!
In accepting her award Gina acknowledged and honoured the elders and members of community who had language taken from them and also honoured and humbly paid respect to those "rare ones in our community who are able to speak language fluently and freely and who have gently and persistently encouraged and corrected pronunciation, spelling and grammar. Thanks to you we are afforded the chance to start rewriting the script. We are humbled by your trust and support".