Share cultural knowledge and storytelling and connect and learn from each other. Yarning Circles are led by our indigenous community but are open to everyone to share in knowledge and truth respectfully. Be part of living culture and hear from poets, songsmiths, and master musicians about deep listening and sonic connection.
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Aunty Delmae M. Barton
Singer, songwriter, and poet, Delmae Barton was born in Emerald, Central Queensland and is a descendant of the Bidjara tribe on her mother’s side. Aunty Delmae has had a long life-journey of performance and a vast array of collaborative projects in regional Australia, at national arts centres in our capital cities as well as representing Australia on the international stage – from the Songlines of Carnavon Central Queensland Australia, to the Cananization of Saint Mary MacKillop, Vatican City – Rome, Italy , to Austria, Canada,UK, France, and China.
William Barton is widely recognised as Australia’s leading didgeridoo player as well as a highly esteemed composer, instrumentalist, and vocalist. He has composed works for didgeridoo and orchestras, string quartets, jazz, and rock bands as well as collaborative contributions with some of Australia’s leading composers. William started learning the instrument from his uncle, Arthur Peterson, an elder of the Wannyi, Lardil and Kalkadunga people.
Tenzin Choegyal is a Tibetan artist, composer, activist, musical director and cultural ambassador. Born to a family of Tibetan nomads, Tenzin Choegyal was forced into exile in India as his family fled the repression in Tibet. As a child, Tenzin would listen to his mother singing in the nomadic style and he attributes much of his passion for that genre to her early influence. Tenzin channels the wisdom and traditions of his ancestors through his songs.