Main Photo: Hilda Bert and Daphne Puntjina from Areyonga, with Marion Swift from Ntaria at Big Sing in the Desert, 2018. Photo by Amy Jean Harding.
Sponsor an Indigenous Singer
Each year hundreds of people across Australia become sponsors to support Indigenous singers to attend the BIG SING IN THE DESERT.
Your donation of $30/$50/$100 (or an amount of your choice) goes directly toward the costs of transport, accomodation and workshop expenses for singers from the Central Desert communities of Docker River, Mutijulu, Titjikala, Areyonga, Hermannsburg, and Alice Springs.
Big Sing Incorporated’s goal each year is to raise $25,000, which supports the participation of up to 50 Central Desert singers.
When COVID permits, the next Big Sing in the Desert will mark the event’s 10th Anniversary. We would deeply appreciate your help to get Indigenous singers from remote communities there to celebrate this milestone.
Registered sponsors will receive a link to photos after the event.
Donations Tax Deductible
Big Sing Incorporated is a registered charity. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible (wef 18 November 2021).
“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.
Peggy Gallagher from Areyonga, Judy Trigger and Rene Kulitja from Mutijulu, Sandra and Caroline Windy from Areyonga at Big Sing in the Desert, 2018.
The Song Keepers
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 Song Keepers which tells the story of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir’s tour to Germany with Morris Stuart in 2015.