Sharing culture and song

Hilda Bert and Daphne Puntjina from Areyonga, with Marion Swift from Ntaria at Big Sing in the Desert, 2018.

Sponsor an Indigenous Singer

SPONSORSHIPS for BIG SING in the Desert 2020 are NOW OPEN

Each year hundreds of people across Australia become sponsors to support Indigenous singers to attend the BIG SING in the Desert.

Your contribution of $30 (or an amount of your choice) goes directly toward the costs of transport, accomodation and workshop fees for singers from the Central Desert communities of Docker River, Mutijulu, Titjikala, Areyonga, Hermannsberg, and Alice Springs.

My goal this year is to raise $25,000 which will support the participation of up to 50 Central Desert singers. In April 2020, Big Sing is having its 10th Anniversary and we would like to make it special.

Help us to get people there.

“When we get together for the music, the singing, it’s like healing.

That’s what I see.”

Gwen Inkamala, Ntaria NT,  sponsored singer at Big Sing in the Desert 2018.

Hear what our sponsored singers have to say at Big Sing in the Desert, 2018.

Further Information

Jodie Lee

Mob: 0415 885 335

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The Songkeepers

Many singers from the Central Australian Aboriginal  Women’s Choir are regular participants at Big Sing in the Desert. This is made possible by our Sponsor an Indigenous singer programme.  Hilda, Daphne and Marion (pictured above) have been invaluable teachers and leaders at every Big Sing in the Desert since it began in 2010.   I am honoured to know them and work with them.

View the trailer for the beautiful  documentary film ‘The Songkeepers’  which  tells the story of the Central Australian Aboriginal  Women’s Choir’s tour to Germany with Morris Stuart in 2015.

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

More info …

What else is happening …

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.