Beautiful Kardajala Kirridarra release a poignant and picturesque video for the stripped-back version of Warmala (Young Girls Song) by David Williams and Sooji Kim. Sung in the Mudburra language and filmed around Eleanor and Janey Dixon’s community of Marlinja, NT by by Stuart Liddell and João Dujon Pereira, the video offers a powerful insight into the way girls can, and should, be nourished and nurtured into womanhood.
“This song holds the feeling of a young girl learning about the next phase of becoming a woman. Land and body, a woman and earth transforms together as one,” explains Eleanor Dixon. “This teaching is taught at the age where a wamarla (a young girl) becomes a kirri (a young woman).” Cry over the sweetness of the white spirals painted in the girls’ tiny flat chests, as they sit in circle with an older woman by their sides, sifting through the earth and learning everything that’s rightfully theirs to learn. Happy, healthy, thriving, safe, free, this is the way it should be and always have been for the little girls of this land.
KARDAJALA KIRRIDARRA TOUR DATES
Presented by Select Music
Tickets on sale now
Friday 19th January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC* Tickets
Saturday 20th January – Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne VIC
Sunday 21st January – Mofo at Mona, Hobart TAS
Thursday 25th January – Leadbelly, Sydney NSW* Tickets
Friday 26th January – Yabun Festival, Sydney NSW
Friday 9th February – Perth Festival, Chevron Gardens, Perth WA