“Everybody wants to sing.
And we teach our language, and they teach us.”
Daphne Puntjina, Areyonga NT
Big Sing events are unique singing camps and workshops that provide opportunities for musical and cultural sharing and connection between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal singers.
Big Sing in the Desert is an annual four-day singing camp that welcomes singers from across Australia at Ross River Resort, an original homestead near Alice Springs. More than 130 singers attend from every state in Australia including up to 50 singers from Central Desert Aboriginal communities.
Inspired by Big Sing in the Desert, and initiated and driven by local Aboriginal communities, two additional sister events are now held in New South Wales each year: Big Sing by the Sea (Forster, NSW), and Singing on Dyarubbin Shores (Richmond, NSW).
Find out more about each of these events below.
Join us for a fundraising event for Big Sing Inc and celebrate National Reconciliation Week 2022
8 June 2022
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Kambri Cultural Centre, ACT
THE SONG KEEPERS is a remarkable film that documents the stories of four generations of women who make up the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, and their first choir tour to Germany.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with Morris Stuart, Musical Director of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, and tutor at Big Sing in the Desert.
With MC John Paul Janke, co-host of NITV Australia’s The Point. Welcome to Country by Paul Girrawah House, Ngambri & Ngunnawal custodian. And short performances by Yuin choir Djinama Yilaga and Rachel Hore’s Pop Up Choir.
When: Wednesday June 8 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Bar open from 6pm. Tea, coffee, cake, snacks available.
Food options for dinner available nearby.
Venue: Kambri Cultural Centre
Building 153 ANU Campus, University Avenue, Acton, ACT
This fundraiser will support Big Sing Inc’s work connecting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians through singing and choral music events on Country.
Big Sing in the Desert
Singing on Dyarubbin Shores