Kardajala Kirridarra

Kardajala Kirridarra

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Music Week


The stories of connection between Aboriginal women and country.

This year Melbourne Music Week presents Kardajala Kirridarra, a collection of strong women from the Northern Territory communities of Marlinja and Kulumindini (Elliott) in collaboration with electronic Melbourne music artist Beatrice Lewis.

About the concert

Melding the contemporary with the traditional, the music they create is sung in both Mudburra and English, and tells the story of the connection between Aboriginal women and country, acting as a reminder about the importance of sharing language and the key role women play as creators in Indigenous culture.

Praise for Kardajala Kirridarra

‘Beautiful, expressive, unique, elegant, hypnotic and heartbreaking.’ The Music

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Eleanor Dixon vocals
Janey ‘Namija’ Dixon translator, storyteller, poet
Kayla Jackson rapper
Beatrice Lewis vocals, production



This production is part of the following series:

Season One: Awaken

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.