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Alternative title: Tjaabi : Songs from the Pilbara – a Living Culture, a Spectacle under the Stars
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Tjaabi
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'Big hART’s latest production Tjaabi provides a unique glimpse into the living Aboriginal culture of the Pilbara, through songs, story and image performed by Ngarluma man Patrick Churnside. Tjaabi springs from a long-term intercultural exchange, between different language groups – young and old, indigenous and non-indigenous, in Roebourne, the heart of the Pilbara, Western Australia.'

'The performance of Tjaabi has been created specifically for the community and will be a unique experience, in situ, once only under the stars, for those who know and love these songs. This showing, written and staged inclusively with Patrick, involves young people from the community dancing with him on stage, elders in translation of songs, on film and surrounding the stage in support. ...' (Source: Yijala Yala website)

Production Details

  • Performed Wednesday 17 August 2016, 6:15pm at Ngurin Pilbara Aboriginal Center, Roebourne.

    Director: Scott Rankin

    Set Design: Genevieve Dugard

    Sound & Music: Aaron Hopper and Mark Leahy

    Choreography: Adelina Larsson

    Video: Bodie Smith and Benjamin Ducroz

    Lighting: Stephen Hawker

    Performed by: Patrick Churnside and community members

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      2016 .
      Note/s:
      • Musical performance, dance and film

Works about this Work

Pilbara Culture on Song 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 24 August no. 633 2016; (p. 15)

— Review of Tjaabi Scott Rankin , 2016 single work drama
'Gnarluma man Patrick Churnside is leading arts and social change company Big hART's new project Tjaabi, providing a glimpse into the Aboriginal culture of Western Australia's Pilbara. ...'
Pilbara Culture on Song 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 24 August no. 633 2016; (p. 15)

— Review of Tjaabi Scott Rankin , 2016 single work drama
'Gnarluma man Patrick Churnside is leading arts and social change company Big hART's new project Tjaabi, providing a glimpse into the Aboriginal culture of Western Australia's Pilbara. ...'
Last amended 26 Oct 2018 10:11:17
Subjects:
  • Pilbara area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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