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Posted on 15 June 2018

Ancient Languages, New Sounds

Ancient Languages, New Sounds

Over the last two years, a team of 14 people worked across 4 Top End communities to record and document Yolŋu clan languages and songs. On Thursday 21st June, ARDS Aboriginal Corporation celebrates the launch of a double album which features some of the music and language emerging from the Ancient Languages,…

Posted on 30 May 2018

Smoke Free Spaces – Stories from Gapuwiyak

Smoke Free Spaces – Stories from Gapuwiyak

ARDS recently finished up almost a year of conversations with Yolŋu in Gapuwiyak about smoke free spaces.Gapuwiyak is the second community in the Top End Smoke Free Spaces project, after Ramingining last year. Between June 2017 - April 2018, ARDS facilitators had about 200 conversations with Yolŋu about…

Posted on 05 December 2017

Check out the brand new 9 part Raypirripuy Radio Series!

Check out the brand new 9 part Raypirripuy Radio Series!

https://soundcloud.com/ards-2/sets/raypirripuy-radio-seriesThis 9 part radio series explores the history and current status of ‘Raypirri’ often referred to as discipline but encompassing the raising of Yolŋu children to become good responsible members of society. The senior elders involved reflect on…

Posted on 06 November 2017

Radio Gold

Radio Gold

ARDS’ recent radio series about pokies and gambling has been named ‘Best Radio Production’ at the 2017 Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) Awards.Nhaliy dhu Yolŋuy yutjuwaḻa’kum mari beŋur pokiesŋur?(‘Finding a pathway to reduce harms caused by pokies’), a 12 part radio series recorded…

Posted on 31 October 2017

Wata Burrmalala-Cyclone Culture film is now streamable

Wata Burrmalala-Cyclone Culture film is now streamable

ARDS has been working closely with Yolŋu at Ramangiṉiŋ and Yurrwi to make a film about Burrmalala (cyclone).The films aims are to:• Share Yolŋu and Balanda worldviews about this incredible phenomenon. • Pay tribute to the ancient knowledge of an ongoing culture that has lived with cyclones forever.…

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