Tiwi songs are items of significant Australian musical heritage that we should all be proud of.
Since 2007, Ngarukuruwala have shared musical ideas to create new versions of old Tiwi songs.
In 2009, Tiwi elders visited AIATSIS in Canberra to reclaim recorded Tiwi ethnographic material, collected by anthropologists over the last century.
Exploring musical, cultural and emotional intuitions, Ngarukuruwala have created a series of responses to those recordings. Some are spontaneous ideas, others loosely arranged and some are intricately produced. The result is multi-stylistic and truly unique, with the sounds of the Tiwi bush and of the archives threading it all together.