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Aboriginal Language in Song
Candace Kruger is a Kombumerri/Ngughi yarrabil gingun. Songwoman of the Yugambeh language region. She is the author of Yugambeh Talga and composer of Aboriginal music in the Yugambeh region. Candace conducts the Yugambeh Youth Choir and is the winner of the 2016 Queensland Reconciliation award for communities for this choir. With over 20 years of classroom music teaching experience Candace will present this session on Aboriginal Music. It will include a brief historical perspective on the local region and she will share stories, songs and musical instruments from Yugambeh jagun Yugambeh country (language region) and wider Australia. All materials taught respect local cultural knowledge and can be incorporated into the classroom or choral program.