Martu gave an inspiring presentation in Nannup
Kipinju-ya-janampa OJ Biljabulu Dukejukamu Nannupjalu wangka tungun-tungunpa junu kartiyakajaku festivaljakajaku Nannupjakajaku March 3. Nintijunu-ya-jananya pijaparaku photoparaku. Kulirnu-ya kartiyalu wangka martumili julyjujanu kuwarri-kuwarrijanukamu. OJ Biljabulu-janampa yinkarnu turlku walyja jalykarra juriminyirri. Turlkunga-ra nyampaku marlakurrinyjakajaku Punmukutuku Kunawarijikutuku julyjuku. Jilanya-ya-jananya kartiyakajangka nintijunu wanyjalyuru-ya Wild Dingo Band wangkinpa turlkukajakurlu, kulilkuraku-ya Wild Dingo Bandmilikaja kartiyalu turlkukaja wangkakaja.
Nintirrira-ya kartiyakaja pukurlminyirrirringu! Martukujupaparakulukamu-ya Wild Dingo Bandmalulu nyakupayi kulilpayi wangkakarranga tungun-tungunpa. Wajarnu-ya Martulu, kulira-ya wangka tungun-tungunnga wirla muku-mukurringu kurrurnpa walyja. Juri-ya turlkukaja Wild Dingo Bandmilikaja yilatingu Nannupja! Wurulu-ya-jananya yankuka kulirnu pukurlarringu! Parntirrminyirri ngaa!
The Wild Dingo Band played at Nannup festival in March. Members of the band, Clifton Girgiba and OJ, together with KJ’s applied linguist Duke, gave an inspiring presentation to a big audience one afternoon.
the audience watched films, saw photos, and listened to both old and contemporary Martu stories. OJ sang a beautiful new song about the homelands movement. They explained how the Wild Dingo Band are speaking in their songs which helped the audience understand their music.
The audience really enjoyed learning about the music, Martu culture and some Martu language. Some members from the Wild Dingo Band who did not present on stage watched and listened to their band mates. They commented afterwards that their kurrurnpa (spirit) was full of a proud and happy feeling.