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Tuntun Polar

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Tuntun Polar
Mt Barker

June-December 2021

Tuntun Polar is a new program from Lullaby Project Australia launched in 2021 that encourages Foster/Kinship Carers in the Adelaide Hills to explore and connect foster children (0-5 years) to their First Nations culture and community connections.

 

Built in collaboration with The Willows Children’s Centre and Child and Family Health Services (CaFHS), and in consultation with Senior Peramangk Woman, Mandy Brown; this new program sees the co-creation of special lullabies that explore each child’s identity, connection to culture, cultural pride, and connection with family. These unique songs are performed, recorded, and presented to the children and families as a lifelong connection and source of pride to their First Nations identity. A Community Lullaby, for other First Nations children, will be co-written by all participants.

 

Tuntun Polar 2021 culminated in a  celebration concert that showcased the newly composed lullabies. This special performance took place at Ukaria Cultural Centre

 

Listen now: SBS Radio Story

Project Team 1:

 

Nancy Bates, Barkindji Woman and singer-songwriter

Mandy Brown, Senior Peramangk Woman and Cultural Facilitator

Lorelle Hunter, Aboriginal Cultural Child and Family Support Consultant, CaFHS

Julian Ferraretto, Composer, Jazz Violinist, Animateur

Sophie Millsteed, Community Development Coordinator, Department of Human Services

Connecting the Dots in Music

Project Team 2:

 

Nathan May, First Nations singer-songwriter, Lullaby Project Artist

Lorelle Hunter, Cultural Leader

Lee Pfitzner, Lullaby Project Artist

Sophie Millsteed, Community Development Coordinator, Department of Human Services

Connecting the Dots in Music

Rachel Bruerville, Lullaby Project Performer

Project Partners

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