Noongar Songs and Dances

Learn new Noongar songs and dances

Image: Court McAllister for Perth Festival

Koorlangka Karaoke

Noongar children’s songs with Nan Roma Yibiyung Winmar


Learn Noongar at home with us

On-Country Performance

About the Restoring on-Country Performance project

Noongar Word List

Noongar-English wordlist with historical variations


A yarn about a Scottish King retold – coming soon!

Song Circle

A newly imagined Noongar-led futurescape by Boomerang and Spear, and Perth Festival Special Events, 2023

Noongar Wonderland

Performed at Perth Festival 2022

Kronos Quartet

Collaboration between Maatakitj (Dr. Clint Bracknell) and Kronos Quartet as part of the Perth Festival, 2023. Dance co ordinated by Rubeun Yorkshire. (Photo: Cam Campbell)

Edge of the Bay Festival

Collaboration between Dr Clint Bracknell, Dabungool Cultural Experiences, and Esperance Tjaltjraak Native Title Aboriginal Corporation, 2022


Performed at Fremantle Biennale Festival, 2021

Miago Songs

Composed by Clint Bracknell based on George Grey’s account of songs about Miago, performed by singer-songwriter Gina Williams and guitarist Guy Ghouse at Heritage Perth 2021

Meeting Place

Performed at Fremantle Biennale Festival, 2021.

Ecomusicology Symposium

Recorded as part of the Musicological Society of Australia (WA Chapter) annual conference, held at Edith Cowan University, November 2021

University of North Carolina

Mayakeniny dancers visit University of North Carolina, Greensboro NC in March 2023.

Restoring on-Country Performance: Noongar Performance and Language Resources

Restoring on-Country Performance is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Indigenous grant IN200100012. This project has human ethics approval from Edith Cowan University (Ref: 2020‐01096‐BRACKNELL).

We are guided by the Australia Council for the Arts Protocols for using First Nations Cultural & Intellectual Property in the Arts

Noongar people are an Indigenous community with a rich cultural heritage and connection to the land in the south-western region of Western Australia. With a history spanning thousands of years, the Noongar people maintain a deep spiritual and ecological relationship with their ancestral lands, embodying a vibrant and enduring culture. Our organisation’s mission is to provide assistance to the Noongar community while also fostering awareness and knowledge among the general public and new generations about Noongar music, songs, dances, and language. We offer valuable teaching resources, including Hecate songs, Koorlangka Karaoke (Noongar children’s songs), Noongar language webisodes, and a comprehensive Noongar-English wordlist that encompasses historical variations of Noongar words.