Yamani: Voices of an Ancient Land

by Faith Baisden, Thomas Dick, Carolyn Barker, and Kristina Kelman

Terralingua
Mar 20, 2017 · 6 min read
Leonora Adidi, Faith Baisden, and Joy Bonner on Yugambeh Country in 2014, after the song gathering at which the project was conceived. Photo: Liz Warning, 2014

Language is cultural identity encapsulated by song.

The Yamani project artists. From L to R: Lenora Adidi (Kalaw Kawaw Ya), Ethel Munn (Gunggari), Melinda Holden (Warrgamay), Faith Baisden (Yugambeh), Bridget Priman (Warrgamay), Joy Bonner (Butchulla). Photos: Faith Baisden, 2014
Bridget Priman and Ethel Munn at the first recording session. Photo: Faith Baisden, 2014
Joy Bonner writing up “Mumma Warrunno,” at the first song session. Photo: Faith Baisden, 2014
Ethel Munn recording with Solua Middleton. Photo: Faith Baisden, 2014
Bridget Priman, Ethel Munn, and Joy Bonner at the first recording session. Photo: Faith Baisden, 2014
The Yamani artists at the second rehearsal. Photo: Tom Dick, 2015
Faith Baisden, Joy Bonner, and Ethel Munn at the second recording session. Photo: Carolyn Barker, 2015
Queensland Music Festival launch performance, 2015. Photo: Leah Donovan, 2015
Yamani CDs at the official launch performance during the Queensland Music Festival 2015. Photo: Leah Donovan, 2015.
Yamani film screening at the State Library of Queensland, on the occasion of the official launch performance during the Queensland Music Festival 2015. Photo: Leah Donovan, 2015
The Yamani Vocal Group running a song-sharing session for 80 other language workers at the Puliima: National Indigenous Languages and Technology Forum. L to R: Melinda Holden, Bridget Priman, Ethel Munn, Leonora Adidi, Joy Bonner and David Bridie. Photo: Katherine Soutar, 2015
Pictured with the banner on display are QILAC members Leonora Adidi, Bridget Priman, Faith Baisden, Joy Bonner, and Melinda Holden. Photo: QILAC, 2013

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