Artists create song for Uluru

choir and songwriter

From left Daisy Walkabout, Nyunku Jingo and Judy Trigger with songwriter and vocalist Stewart Gaykamangu

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Stewart Gaykamangu writing lyrics

Uluru’s traditional owners have taken part in producing a song to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ayers Rock Resort.

The song, Tjukurpa Ninti, means ‘spirit knows’ in Pitjantjatjara and reflects the spiritual nature of the world-famous destination. With lyrics in both Pitjantjara and English, it’s a heartfelt representation of the special nature of the landscape.

The resort teamed up with the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) who travelled to Mutitjulu to help produce the song. Local indigenous musician Stewart Gaykamangu worked with members of the Mutitjulu community to write and record the song in one of the rooms at the Desert Gardens Hotel.

The song is for sale through iTunes with 50% of the profits going to the artist and 50% to the Mutitjulu Foundation to benefit the local community.

Let us know what you think of it.
Tanya, Parks Australia

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