Have You Ever Heard a Wombat Sing?

Have You Ever Heard a Wombat Sing?

You’re invited to go on a journey with two singer song-writers who are passionate about music – music to dance to, music to work to, music that can express what you believe and what you feel.

Along the way, discover secrets of the natural world, of being one with the land, how to respect and look after Mother Earth and her creatures, and how to have confidence in yourself and find your own song.

In this lively and original show, these two passionate young musicians draw on their Indigenous heritage to fuse simple music-making and song-writing with cultural history, connectedness to land and our environment.

Working with a range of musical styles including hip-hop, rap and reggae, this production is a powerful affirmation of the imagination and the ability everyone has to express themselves through music.

“Amazing! Two wonderful performers, the harmony was fantastic, and the message was strong and clear to students” – Teacher , Ravenshoe

Australian Curriculum

Learning Area/s
The Arts
Humanities and Social Sciences
Health and Physical Education

Art form/Subject
Music
Drama
History
Geography

Year Level Band/s:
Foundation – Year 6

Primary Content Descriptions

The Arts, Music:
F – Year 2: ACAMUM080, ACAMUM081, ACAMUR083
Year 3 – Year 4: ACAMUM084, ACAMUM085, ACAMUR087
Year 5 – Year 6: ACAMUM088, ACAMUM089, ACAMUR091

The Arts, Drama:
F – Year 2: ACADRR030
Year 3 – Year 4: ACADRM033

Humanities and Social Sciences, History / Geography:
F – Year 2: ACHHK004, ACHHS021
Year 2: ACHGK011
Year 3: ACHHK060, ACHGK015

Health and Physical Education:
F: ACPMP008, ACPMP014
Year 1 – Year 2: ACPMP026, ACPMP029, ACPPS024
Year 3 – Year 4: ACPMP043, ACPMP044, ACPMP047, ACPPS042
Year 5 – Year 6: ACPPS051, ACPMP066

General Capabilities & Cross-Curriculum Priorities
Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Ethical understanding
Intercultural understanding
Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander histories and culture

Key Themes/Context
Personal and Family Histories, Songwriting and Musical Styles, Indigenous Theatre, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture; Personal Social and Community Health; Movement and Physical Activity, Family and Community, Belonging, Respect and Empathy, Heritage and Cultural Identity, Self-worth, Self-esteem, Self-importance, Awareness

Touring Areas

Term 4: Area 1, Area 2 and Area 6

Touring Region Map

School Touring & Booking Information

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Production Information

Duration: 45 minute performance + Q&A
Audience: max. 250 students per performance

Director/Dramaturg: Sue Rider
Performers: Alinta McGrady and Waveney Yasso
Photography: Standing By Co.
Produced By: Artslink Queensland

This production was developed with support from the Jani Haenke Charitable Trust

Staging Requirements
Stage size: 5m wide x 5m deep x 3m
An indoor venue is preferred
Access to a power outlet