Nyit Koort (Little Hearts) Noongar Language Workshops

Event details


  • UWA Conservatorium of Music

Date and time

  • Tuesday 4 July
    Friday 7 July
    Tuesday 11 July
    Friday 14 July
    9.00am - 9.45am (18 months -3 years)
    9.45am - 10.30am (3 – 5 years)

Event type

  • Junior Music


  • Community
  • Anyone who likes music

Event Fee

  • $90 per child for the 4-workshop program


  • One adult attends free with each child
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Nyit Koort, a captivating Noongar language singing program presented by Lauren Davies, a talented Ballardong Noongar singer, is a delightful journey for children aged 18 months to 5 years old. In the Noongar language, 'Nyit' means 'little,' while 'Koort' translates to 'heart.' This beautifully reflects the essence of the program, which aims to touch the hearts of young learners through music and culture.

The stories and songs shared in Nyit Koort are rooted in four core principles: Koort (heart), Moort (family), Boodja (land), and Koorlangka (children). These principles serve as the foundation for the program, guiding the children on an engaging exploration of Noongar traditions and values.

Through rhythmic tunes and vibrant storytelling, Nyit Koort introduces children to Noongar vocabulary and pronunciation, fostering a sense of inclusivity and cultural understanding. By immersing young participants in the rich heritage of the Noongar people, the program nurtures a deep appreciation for Noongar language and identity.

Nyit Koort leaves a lasting impression, as part of a lifelong connection to the Noongar culture. As children sing, dance and embrace the captivating stories, they join in the joyous celebration of Noongar language, heritage and traditions.

Proudly presented in association with UWA Conservatorium of Music's Junior Music School (JMS) and West Australian Opera. 

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