The MusoMagic roadshow keeps rolling along, with the super team of Ashlee Clapp, Yorke Heath and Kim Zoe Evans venturing further East from Maningrida to the beautiful remote community of Ramingining.
Upon arrival, the team were welcomed into community with friendly competitions of table tennis and chess – not MusoMagic’s forte, but they held up pretty well in competition! Ramingining has one the best art centres indigenous Australia has to offer – it is a great sense of cultural and personal pride for the local artists. Amongst the local talent, well known actor David Gulpilil’s sister Mary lives there and contributes beautiful weaved artwork. The film Charlie’s Country was filmed in around the Ramingining community and many local ladies and fellas were in the film. A community of stars!
The outdoor learning shelter was opened while the MusoMagic team were there and the whole community came down for the opening ceremony. The shelter provides amazing opportunities for young students to learn more about their traditional country and culture. It was here that the team all learned to sing Yongyu Martha and ate Dampa from the fire. The team also had a great time filming with Djembes and ukeleles.
Another particular highlight in Ramingining is the ‘walking school bus’ initiative. It was great to see so many members of community walk with the kids to school.
Check out the amazing music video clip written, performed and directed by the amazing kids at ‘Rammo’ – “Because We Can”.