Putting koort into it
NOONGAR music duo Guy Ghouse and Gina Williams (pictured) will be raising awareness at a cultural and educational performance at Cyril Jackson Senior Campus.
The guitarist and singer, who are known for performing contemporary songs in Noongar language, will be putting on a show at the campus for the first time on August 22.
Ghouse said the songs focused on four principles: koort (heart), moort (family), boodja (land) and koorlangka (children and legacy).
“Gina performs songs from each principle and explains the back story to each song so that there is an understanding as to ‘why’ we do what we are doing,” he said.
“Hopefully, (we can) provide the listeners with a greater understanding, some language and awareness they can take away with them.
“We are currently working on longer-term songwriting workshops, incorporating local language into new and existing school songs.
“To do this, we are seeking partnerships with the education sector.”