What people have said about the Big Sing

“I have been to many, many workshops in my time, but never have I been in such a warm, open, giving community. The place, the people, the music and the purpose all blended seamlessly into something that enriched us all. Thankyou.”
Marie

“It was great to get together. Old friends and new friends. It was so good to see them again. Keep on sharing the songs, new and old.”
Annette Titjikala, NT

“Thankyou for a wonderful experience. The opportunity to sing alongside our aboriginal sisters and brothers in such a beautiful location is quite unique. The songs we shared, the nights singing around the fire, and especially the dancing by the older ladies form lasting memories I will take with me.”

“This was a deep heartfelt singing experience. I have learnt a lot of respect and cultural knowledge. It is a beautiful environment to come to, to sing and share a lot more than singing. What a magnificent way to bring our culture together!”
Karen

“Palayalingku… this was a fantastic weekend. Do more!”

“One of the best, fun, and most inspirational weekends I have ever had”

“I will have lasting memories of sitting around the campfire with women from the different communities, eating kangaroo tails, learning the Indigenous songs, and singing with a big group which I haven’t done for a long time.”

“What delighted me most was learning the Indigenous songs and listening to the women singing them and then listening to their unique sounds which we are trying to replicate!!”

“Such a privilege to meet and sing with the ladies from some remote communities. Loved learning songs translated into local indigenous languages”

“Awesome experience! It has been so uplifting to sing with such wonderful and precious souls”
Big Sing 2012 participants

“Drumming up real unity”
Centralian Advocate – 5th June 2012. To read article click here.

“Rachel is an incredible convener and weaver of people’s passions, joys, intentions and hopes – all with song. Songs from the heart sung back into the heart of the land.”

“My experience of Big Sing in the Desert, 2010 2012, 2013 has been rich, respectful, peaceful, loving, gentle and positive. Our sharing through music promotes conversation, building of trust and relationships, and sharing of culture between Indigenous people from Central Australia and non-Indigenous people from all over Australia.”
Ruth Primrose 2013

“The Big Sing in the Desert gives us white fellas the tiniest inkling into some of the unbroken traditions by the Aboriginal people with over 60,000 years of singing the country. Rachel’s song ‘Sing You’ was so perfect for expressing all of this.”

“The Big Sing in the Desert had a profound affect on me. I loved the opportunity to meet with and sing with such a fantastic group of people. Singing with the women and children from the local Aboriginal communities was such an opportunity. Keep up this fantastic work you are doing – you are really making a difference in the world.”

“What delighted me most was learning the Indigenous songs and listening to the women singing them and then listening to their unique sounds which we are trying to replicate!!”

“I can honestly say that the Big Sing was one of the most beautiful and moving experiences of my life.”

“What a remarkable event. Reconciliation in its purest form, Sharing, connectedness, listening, learning, growing. All through the power of song”

“It’s been a joy to hear the divine singing of the Central Desert Choirs, and be accepted as part of one singing community”

“Palayalingku… best yet!”

“Simply no words to express the gratitude I feel to be part of this unique workshop”

Further Information

Jodie Lee

Email: jodie@rachelhore.com
Mob: 0415 885 335

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Help us bring singers from the Central Desert communities to this year's BIG SING.

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The scholarship supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from around Australia to attend Big Sing events.

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Big Sing in the Desert is an activity of Big Sing Incorporated, a not-for-profit association established to foster and support community singing and music, and provide opportunities for musical and cultural sharing.