Fremantle: Koondarm Choir set to perform at Hidden Treasures

Koondarm Choir.
Koondarm Choir.

BANDS, cult heroes and a secret venue – Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series returns to Fremantle for the month of July.

Koondarm choir led by Kobi Arthur Morrison, who recently won NAIDOC Youth of the year, will be performing on Thursday July 12.

Mr Morrison said the choir began when he and co-founder Wren Thomas held the event ‘Tunesday’.

“It was a Tuesday night gathering where musicians and linguists gathered to share original music, Noongar language and Aboriginal song,” he said.

“The purpose of Koondarm is to respectfully expose local language and encourage young people to come together to sing in language and in doing so, creating a richer understanding of each other’s background, culture and lives.

“The songs we share are all written/composed by Aboriginal musicians and current musical collaborations include working with Walyalup language group translating well known contemporary songs into Noongar.”

Creative producer of Hidden Treasures Bruna Chiovitti said the line-up is filled with diverse bands.

“It features all styles of music from pop, rock, hip-hop, soul, folk and cabaret,” she said.

“Kobi and the Koondarm Choir, what they are doing is so important, they sing in Noongar language, its moving and poignant, there is storytelling, there are so many layers to their performance.”

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: Hidden Treasures, Koondarm Choir

WHEN: Thursday July 12 at 7.30pm

WHERE: Navy Club Fremantle